Episode 27

Please join Frances, Dennis, Johnny in this episode of Graphic Novel Explorers Club as they discuss Generations by writer and illustrator Flavia Biondi.

Matteo returns to his childhood home in southern Italy to stay with his family after a relationship ends. While staying with his family, he tries to figure out his future while four generations of family live under one roof.

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In this episode the gang discusses the protagonist Matteo’s return to his small town after his relationship with an older man in Milan fails. Next, they look at the process of growing up that Matteo goes through while assisting his grandmother while her health fails. Finally, they look at the friendship of Francesco and Matteo and how it parallels some of the friendships in Everything is Flammable.

Other topics include how Matteo’s preconceptions about his father’s preconceptions were missed on Matteo; the process of reconciliation and healing Matteo, his father, aunts, and cousin go through to become family again; and our opinions on the storying telling and the art of Generations.

Check out our reading lists for previous seasons by clicking here. We would love to hear your suggestions for future episodes of Graphic Novel Explorers Club.

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