Charlot Kristensen’s debut is layered and nuanced exploration of an interracial relationship. Upon meeting her white boyfriend Adam’s family for the first time, Farai is met with dismissal, condescension and explicit racism. As Farai’s frustration with Adam’s refusal to speak up for her grows, so does the reader’s—Farai is left alone to handle the daily racism microaggressions levelled at her. Kristensen does not shy away from the difficulties placed on Farai in this situation, who is a brave and compelling protagonist. As is evident from the cover alone, Kristensen’s art is simply gorgeous, full of vibrant colours and masterful expressions. What We Don’t Talk About is a bold and memorable debut, and Kristensen is an exciting new talent.