Cover of: Fun home by Alison Bechdel

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An edition of Fun Home (2006)

Fun home

a family tragicomic

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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Language
English

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A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.

This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned "fun home," as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic -- and redemptive.

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Cover of: Fun Home
Fun Home
Oct 07, 2015, Carlsen Verlag GmbH
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Cover of: Fun Home
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
2006, Houghton Mifflin Company
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Cover of: Fun Home
Fun Home
2006, Houghton Mifflin Company
in English
Cover of: Fun home
Fun home: a family tragicomic
2006, Houghton Mifflin
in English

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Boston

Edition Notes

Genre
Comic books, strips, etc.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
741.5/973
Library of Congress
PN6727.B3757 Z46 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3414151M
Internet Archive
funhomefamilytra00bech_0
ISBN 10
0618477942
ISBN 13
9780618477944
LC Control Number
2005030304
Library Thing
627079
Goodreads
38990

First Sentence

"LIKE MANY FATHERS, MINE COULD OCCASIONALLY BE PREVAILED ON FOR A SPOT OF "AIRPLANE.""

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