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Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic

Author: Alison Bechdel
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One of the most eagerly anticipated graphic memoirs of recent years, Fun Home is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison 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 the family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive.
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The bestselling memoir from a cult favourite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books. Named a Best Book of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, and People.
Author description
Alison Bechdel is the author of the bestselling memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and, most recently, Are You My Mother? For twenty-five years, she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a visual chronicle of modern life - queer and otherwise - considered 'one of the pre-eminent oeuvres in the comics genre.' Alison Bechdel is guest editor of Best American Comics, 2011, and has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney's, Entertainment Weekly, Granta, and the New York Times Book Review.
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General Fields

  • : 9780224080514
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • : September 2006
  • : 228mm X 148mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 240
  • : en
  • : Alison Bechdel
  • : Throughout
  • : 741.5