LET'S NOT TALK ANYMORE — by Weng PixinDrawn & Quarterly
Text and illustrations: Weng Pixin
Editor: Drawn and Quarterly
Size: 8 x 5.9 in
Pages: 204 pages
Let’s Not Talk Anymore weaves together five generations of women from Weng Pixin’s family, each at age 15. Her lineage is full of breakages–her great grandmother Kuān is sent away from her family in South China, her grandmother Mèi is adopted by a neighbor to help with housework, and her mother Bīng is heartbroken by her father’s estrangement. Pixin’s own story centers on her feelings of isolation and her rebellion from her mother. She extends the line by envisioning a fictional future daughter, Rita, who questions her family’s legacy. While spanning 100 years, Pixin moves back and forth in time seamlessly, as each woman experiences loneliness and kinship, hope and longing.