The absence of words emphasises the strangeness of the situation and the loneliness experienced by many migrants, but the ending is full of affirmation and hope, when the wife and son the migrant had to leave behind are finally able to join him in their new homeland.
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Author: Tan, Shaun
Illustrator: Tan, Shaun
Publication date: 12/10/2006