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

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 14/09/2006
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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: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 151 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'It is a pioneering work, pushing two genres (comics and memoir) in multiple new directions, with panels that combine the detail and technical proficiency of R. Crumb with a seriousness, emotional complexity and innovation completely its own... A comic book for lovers of words! Bechdel's rich language and precise images combine to create a lush piece of work - a memoir where concision and detail are melded for maximum, obsessive density' - The New York Times 

'One of the very best graphic novels ever' - Booklist 

'A brilliant, bleakly hilarious memoir in comic-book form' - Time

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“Fun Home”

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 about her own sexuality but also that of her father, largely... More

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