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Fun home : a family tragicomic

Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2006.
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This book takes its place alongside the unnerving, memorable, darkly funny family memoirs of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr. It's 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
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Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
Fun home.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2006
(OCoLC)654847254
Named Person: Alison Bechdel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Bechdel
ISBN: 9780618477944 0618477942 9780618871711 0618871713
OCLC Number: 62127870
Description: 232 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Old father, old artificer --
A happy death --
That old catastrophe --
In the shadow of young girls in flower --
The canary-colored caravan of death --
The ideal husband --
The antihero's journey.
Responsibility: Alison Bechdel.
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This book takes its place alongside the unnerving, memorable, darkly funny family memoirs of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr. It's 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.--From publisher description.

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