Tales From Outer Suburbia

Publisher: Templar

Review

This beautifully illustrated book of short stories explores unexpected and fantastical situations that occur behind an average suburban façade.

A water buffalo is resident at the end of one girl’s street. A small alien-like exchange student comes to stay with a family and his unique and surprising parting gift is illustrated by a stunning doublepage-spread. Another family discover a secret inner courtyard at the top of their house, where the seasons are reversed.

These often thought-provoking stories look at the reactions ordinary people have to the unusual situations they find themselves in and feature a host of different illustrative styles ranging from collage to painterly Edward Hopper-esque scenes. This is a book to treasure, with more to discover on each re-reading.

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