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Fun home : a family tragicomic

Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Mariner Books editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Romans graphiques
Comic books, strips, etc
Bandes dessinées
Named Person: Alison Bechdel; Alison Bechdel; Alison Bechdel; Alison Bechdel; Alison Bechdel; Alison Bechdel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Bechdel
ISBN: 9780618871711 0618871713 0618477942 9780618477944
OCLC Number: 751425223
Notes: "A Mariner book."
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Old father, old artificer --
Happy death --
That old catastrophe --
In the shadow of young girls in flower --
Canary-colored caravan of death --
Ideal husband --
Antihero's journey.
Responsibility: Alison Bechdel.

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Overview: In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve

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