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Fun home : a family tragicomic

Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Autobiographical comics
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
Fun home.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2006
(OCoLC)654847254
Named Person: Alison Bechdel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Bechdel
ISBN: 9780618477944 0618477942 9780618871711 0618871713 9781435289284 1435289285
OCLC Number: 62127870
Awards: American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2007
Description: 232 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 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.

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