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Fun home : a family tragicomic

Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A father-daughter tale perfectly suited to the graphic memoir form. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian house, 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 male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Alison Bechdel; Alison Bechdel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Bechdel
ISBN: 0618871713 9780618871711
OCLC Number: 137295820
Awards: American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2007
Description: 240 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Alison Bechdel.
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A father-daughter tale perfectly suited to the graphic memoir form. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian house, 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 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 adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive.--

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