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The Resource Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic
Title
Fun home
Title remainder
a family tragicomic
Statement of responsibility
Alison Bechdel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book takes its place alongside the unnerving, memorable, darkly funny family memoirs of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr. It's a father-daughter tale perfectly suited to the graphic memoir form. Meet Alison'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.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
741.5/973
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.B3757
LC item number
Z46 2006
Literary form
comic strips
Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm62127870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780618477944
Lccn
2005030304
Other control number
9780618477944
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
Publication
Control code
ocm62127870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780618477944
Lccn
2005030304
Other control number
9780618477944
Other physical details
illustrations

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