Fun Home

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga & Comics, Graphic Novels & Graphic Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 14/09/2006
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780224080514
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 431g
  • Dimensions: 228 x 150 x 15 mm

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This is an unashamedly candid and honest memoir that tells of Bechdel's complex childhood and adolescence as she gets to grips with not only the truth abou... READ MORE
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