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020 _a9780618871711
082 _a741.5973
100 _aBechdel, Alison
245 _aFun home: a family tragicomic
260 _bHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
_aNew York
300 _a232 p.
520 _aA fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books. This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with 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 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 adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic -- and redemptive. http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Fun-Home/9780618871711
650 _aBechdel, Alison, - 1960 - Comic books, strips, etc.
650 _aLesbians - Family relationships
650 _aFathers and daughters
650 _aGraphic novels
650 _aCartoonists - United States - Comic books, strips, etc.
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