A Japanese man in an old-fashioned deep-sea diving suit mysteriously appears, still dripping, in a suburban street.
This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has references to Japanese languages and peoples.
Tales From Outer Suburbia (the collected work) is indexed as an adult book, but the affiliation applies because it has been reviewed as a children's work and won multiple children's literature awards.
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Through 'fifteen intriguing illustrated stories' Shaun Tan 'reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, stranded sea mammals, tiny exchange students and secret rooms filled with darkness and delight.' (Publisher's blurb)