Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic (Graphic Novel Memoir)

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This is a memoir told in Bechdel's unique and much-loved comic drawn-style, familiar to fans of the Dykes to Watch Out For series. You get to meet Alison Bechdel'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. Winner of the 2007 Lambda award for Best Lesbian Memoir/Biography. Also check out her new graphic memoir  about her mother, Are You My Mother?

Paperback, 232 Pages, Published 2006, This Edition 2007.

Author: Alison Bechdel

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