Graphic Novel Review: Let’s Not Talk Anymore by Weng Pixin

Let’s Not Talk Anymore by Weng Pixin. Drawn & Quarterly, 2021. 9781770464629. 204pp.

This is the story of several women on Pixin’s mother’s side when they were fifteen, stretching back to her great grandmother in 1908 and forward in time to include her own imaginary daughter, Rita, in 2032. I’m not sure how much story I carried away from this, but then it’s not built around a page-turning plot. It’s an exploration of the connections across generations and family members’ influences on one other. It’s a weird blend of history and autobiography and speculative fiction the likes of which I’ve never read before. And it’s a very compelling sequential story told in vignettes via paintings that I adored.


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