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Generations
Generations | Flavia Bondi
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After three years in Milan, Matteo returns home to the provincial country town where he was born and from which he had fled. Coming out as a young gay man in a provincial country town had led to ugly clashes with his conservative father, and the urban metropolis of Milan had been a welcome change from the stifling small town life of his childhood and the anger and bewilderment of some members of his family. But now, Matteo finds himself with little choice but to return home, with no money, no job, and an uncertain future, like so many other young people of his millennial generation. Afraid of encountering his estranged father, he instead takes refuge with his extended family, at a house shared by his grandmother, three aunts, and his very pregnant cousin. As he tries to rebuild his life, reconnecting with the women of his family and old hometown friends, he warily confronts a few truths about the other generations of his family--from their bigotry to their love, and tolerance, and acceptance--and a few truths about himself, including his fears of confrontation and commitment.
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kspenmoll
Generations | Flavia Bondi
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#AnglophileApril #MyGeneration
“it is the property of true genius to disturb all settled ideas”
Sister Mary Corita Kent (Corita Kent)
She expressed her spiritual & political views through her art, protesting the Vietnam War & highlighting humanitarian crises until her death in 1986 in Boston, MA.
I am that little one on the floor in front of my sibs; My dog instead of the real thing-it even went to restaurant with me & slurped a bowl of water!

kspenmoll Robert Kennedy‘s letter to youth,ideas on draft( con) & other issues published the day he died; Playbill from Mame that my parents took 3 of us to in NYC.my first visit,a thrill;sketch of man landing on the moon; Corita Kent‘s art & message;family dinner(8 sibs),my youngest brother & me.Rather turbulent time to grow up; so much change, protests.Vietnam was huge,“If you‘re going to San Francisco/be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”,Kent State (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen I love this!!!! I love scrapbooks!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing 💟 7mo
emilyhaldi So cool!!! I love scrapbooks too ❤️ 7mo
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kspenmoll @Cinfhen Wish I kept it up. I started it when I was 10 & stopped when I went off to college. Wonderful memories !! 7mo
Mdargusch Thanks for sharing! I love seeing your family photos. 🙂 7mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s so fun! 7mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Generations | Flavia Bondi
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Here is a 3-Generational photo! We made it there safely 😁. Thank you so much for all the well wishes 😘🤗😘🤗 I will be back to reading this evening when we get back to the hotel. I brought my stack with me! 😉📖📚

TheWordJar Beautiful! 11mo
DGRachel I love multigenerational photos! 😍 11mo
Elizabeth2 Lovely! 11mo
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Kaye Great picture. Glad you made it safely. Say hello to Grandma from all of us. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 11mo
DarcysMom This picture is fantastic! 11mo
Andrew65 A great picture! 😊 11mo
TheReadingMermaid @TheWordJar @DGRachel @Elizabeth2 @kaye @DarcysMom @Andrew65 💕😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘💕 11mo
BlameJennyJane Love!! 💗💗💗 11mo
Atticus6905 Great picture!!!🤩🤩🤩🤩😊😊😊😁😁😁 11mo
bookishbitch Love this! 11mo
ravenlee Feel better soon, Grandma! Awesome picture. 11mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
Rissreads Beautiful photo! Family is everything ❤️ 10mo
TheReadingMermaid @BlameJennyJane @Atticus6905 @bookishbitch @ravenlee @JoScho @Rissreads 😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘💕💕💕 10mo
BooknerdsLife What a beautiful photo 💖 10mo
Eggs So sweet ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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Reggie
Generations | Flavia Bondi
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Thanks @queerbookreader for your review on this the other day. This is about a young man who runs away from his father without giving him a chance to accept him and lives in the big city for 3 yrs before coming back. Most importantly, this is about how families reconcile, forgive, forget, come together. As one who comes from a family of grudge holders this graphic black and white novel with its sparse language spoke volumes to me. Just great❤️

queerbookreader Wasn't it a great comic?? I'm so glad you liked it too! 1y
Reggie @queerbookreader it was amazing!!! Thanks again for the rec!!! 1y
Centique This looks beautiful. I‘m just a beginner with graphic novels but sometimes the art just catches me and draws me in - this looks like one of those 😍 1y
Reggie @Centique I‘m a beginner myself. Such is the beauty of Litsy. I would never have picked up graphic novels if not for this site. But yeah, this would be a great start. 1y
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queerbookreader
Generations | Flavia Bondi
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REAL good. I regret taking so long to read this comic. I can't really explain it but it's sort of like a coming of age comic about a gay guy who's already an adult but has family issues and his family has other issues and it's basically about multigenerational issues. It doesn't sound compelling when I explain it but I teared up at multiple parts so IT'S GOOD I PROMISE #queerbooks

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suvata
La Generazione | Flavia Biondi
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This was a touching coming-of-age tale written in graphic novel format. The story especially appealed to me because it was about a big Italian family. I, personally, I came from a very small family so I really enjoyed family interactions. Good, bad, or ugly, I could relate to these people.

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JacintaMCarter
La Generazione | Flavia Biondi
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#2017Book174
Generations tells the story of Matteo's return to his strict, dysfunctional Italian family after his boyfriend dumps him. Now he's confronted by overbearing aunts, a sick grandmother, and a father who's ashamed of Matteo. Through the panels of this graphic novel we see Matteo grow into a more mature man, learning to apologize, forgive, and be present for those who need him. The story was great, but I didn't like the style of artwork.

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WanderingBookaneer
La Generazione | Flavia Biondi
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