[Kindle ePUB Pdf] Susceptible ☆ Genevive Castre

  • 80pages
  • Susceptible
  • Genevive Castre
  • English
  • 17 October 2019
  • 1770460888

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download ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Genevive Castre review Susceptible ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook An aching clarity is evident in Castrée's sombre grey tones and her dexterous serpentine lines Globe it's a testament to the heartbreaking loss of innocence when a child is forced to be the adult amongst grownups. We follow Goglu from a very young age up to her teen years in this often heartbreaking debut from Genevieve Castree who writes and illustrates with soft subtle restraintGoglu is just barely out of diapers when she begins to learn of her mother s drinkingand how to handle it She and her mother are living in uebec with her mother s boyfriend while her father is thousands of miles away in British Columbia There s uite a bit of pain tucked away in Castree s sparse panels in which she beautifully captures the oddness and bewilderment of a childhood spent overcompensating for irresponsible adultsGoglu is a daydreamer and uite smart as well She is tough and opinionated Fascinatingly she wonders about her own tendencies toward being drawn to sadness It s something she struggles with and she reflects on it often Is she susceptible to it as the title suggests Or is she strong enough to become her own personSusceptible is only 75 pages but it s one of those books that feels twice as long The story is gripping and powerful without dwelling in morbidity Instead it s a rather impressive debut that offers hope amidst its hard hitting narrative

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download ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Genevive Castre review Susceptible ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook An aching clarity is evident in Castrée's sombre grey tones and her dexterous serpentine lines Globe it's a testament to the heartbreaking loss of innocence when a child is forced to be the adult amongst grownups. Reading Susceptible by Genevi ve Castr e was a devastating experience for it progressed in the very opposite way that I had expected it to be Rather than flowing in like a fairytale as you d expect a novel about a child to be it discovered the complexity of searching for meaning without any support from a stable familyIn the first few pages where the artist draws a rough timeline of Goglu s mental development Goglu asks herself whether sadness is acuired or genetic Throughout the graphic novel I was looking for the answer to this uestion Between drugs alcohol sex deceit domestic violence separation she is not only expected to behave properly she is assumed to be mature enough to understand the severity and sensitivity of such issues At an early age Goglu discovers that she is an outcast and throughout the novel she continues to believe that way Even when she s not an outcast she forces herself to think that she is one and develops a fancy for boys drugs and alcohol that distance her from the developmental track expected by her mother and the society But soon when her mother realizes that Goglu is mature enough she lets her discover her identity The mother s experiences hint at her instability through the years so we can believe that depression could be genetic but on the other hand Goglu s father was having a nice time after discovering his passion and spending time with the people that were like himself It leaves us beyond doubt that Goglu became the way she was because of her surroundingsSusceptible is the opposite of a fairytale Goglu has a mother she has a step father instead of an evil step mother her appearance that entails big ears and masculinity put her far away from what we d expect a fairy princess to be and she has defaulted if we are to believe that smoking and drinking are false for her tender age I felt very anxious and uneasy until the novel found closure when suddenly Am re begins to understand Goglu s situation after her getting pregnant and Tete d oeuf telling her how she s different from others and that s a good thingWas it Goglu s appearance that made her an outcast There are many instances where Genevi ve Castr e builds upon the idea It happens in the beginning at the New Year celebrations when her mother s friends call her Happy New Year Big Ears Soon after she heard that she just wanted to be alone even though she overwhelmed herself by consistent eavesdropping The second instance was rather subtle when Goglu visits her father s friends and one of them was paying extra attention to her Her father said that was because he fancied young boys Once her mother piggybacked her and kept enforcing that her daughter was now taller than her All of these incidents were not intended to hurt Goglu as they came from well wishers However the author reinforces this idea by creating a freckled tomboy with short hair I m eighteen I have all my teeth I can do whatever I want Optimism The impact of these lines is ineffable and all the devastation and displeasure that I felt throughout the novel transformed into a ray of hope Did she succumb to her depression or did she realize that the events that shaped her life were not relevant any when she had a whole life left to live There were times when she wanted to asphyxiate herself but there were also times like the end of the novel where Goglu feels optimisticGoglu knew what hash and cocaine were when she was in kindergarten The casualness with which she claims to know everything is hilarious yet sad and reminded me of Josie from Heroes of the Frontier who chose to get consistently drunk in front of her children Paul became a lot mature than his actual age simply because he had to deal with a mother who did not take responsibility But Paul had Anna while Goglu s dialogs are with herself

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download ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Genevive Castre review Susceptible ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook An aching clarity is evident in Castrée's sombre grey tones and her dexterous serpentine lines Globe it's a testament to the heartbreaking loss of innocence when a child is forced to be the adult amongst grownups. I got this after reading of Genevi ve s passing in an article on her husband Phil Elvrum s the microphones mt eerie music made in mourning The book is already a fairly devastating story on its own but is uite depressing in light of her death Having said that I also found it achingly beautiful and poetic both visually and linguistically If you like autobiographical graphic novels like Stitches or Epileptic that also deal with trauma chances are you ll like this If you re easily triggered by depressing subject matter you should probably avoid thisGenevi ve was clearly a very gifted artist with a lot of strength and resiliance I would have loved to meet her RIPSide note reading about her influences turned me onto Julie Doucet and My New York Diary which was a good chaser for this