10 Great Novels About the Immigrant Experience

The Arrival, Shaun Tan

Tan’s phenomenally gorgeous, wordless graphic novel perfectly captures the feeling of wonder, displacement, and strangeness of an immigrant in a new land — and while scanning the unfamiliar faces and language, you may feel a similar experience while reading.  Both magical and hyper-realistic at once, this book is a wonderful work of art, and poignant besides.