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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Paperback)

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DISCOVER the BESTSELLING GRAPHIC MEMOIR behind the 2019 Olivier Award nominated musical.



`A sapphic graphic treat' The Times



A moving and darkly humorous family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's gothic drawings. If you liked Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis you'll love this.



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. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive.



Interweaving between childhood memories, college life and present day, and through narrative that is equally heartbreaking and fiercely funny, Alison looks back on her complex relationship with her father and finds they had more in common than she ever knew.





'A groundbreaking masterpiece' The Independent



'A finely woven blend of yearning and euphoric fantasy' Evening Standard

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: generalBiographyDiaries, letters & journalsBiographyMemoirsBiographyTrue storiesTrue stories of heroism, endurance & survivalFiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsGraphic novels: true stories & non-fiction Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 14/09/2006 ISBN-13: 9780224080514  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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A wonderful piece of work

- 13/08/2018
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In Fun Home there aren’t superheroes or many fictional characters. This is a graphic memoir that represents Bechdel’s childhood and in particular, her relationship with her dad and the influence he had on her adult life.

Sweet, sad and very heartfelt, it covers issues of depression, suicide, sexual orientation and gender.

A beautiful exercise in finding who we are by looking at our past relationships.

 

Sofia, Design Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 24/02/2016

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