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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

by Alison Bechdel

ISBN: 0618871713 / 9780618871711

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  • Mariner Books
Product Description

A 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.

ASIN 0618871713
  • 0787721851837
  • 8601401249436
  • 0046442871716
  • 9780618871711
  • 046442871716
  • 787721851837
Catalog Numbers
  • YM-0618871713
  • POXM-0618871713
  • XM-0618871713
Amazon Sales Rank 1,643
Main Category Paperback
Group Book
Publisher Mariner Books
Studio Mariner Books
Brand Mariner Books
Manufacturer Mariner Books
Manufacturer Part Number 9780618871711
Part Number 9780618871711
Package Quantity 1
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 6.0 x 0.67 x 9.0 inches. Weight: 0.88 pounds
Package Dimensions 8.9 x 5.98 x 1.61 inches. Weight: 0.88 pounds
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No

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