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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: 431 g
Dimensions: 228 x 150 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Fun Home and Are You My Mother? are the kind of head-spinningly thoughtful and textured works that make you rejoice in the comic-book form. - Daily Telegraph

Bulging with literary allusions from Proust to Scott Fitzgerald, Fun Home is a book that demands to be read again and again. - Royal Academy Magazine

One of the very best graphic novels ever - Booklist

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

A beautiful, assured piece of work... Bechdel's cartooning has transmuted [her father's] life and death into an extraordinary book - Salon.com

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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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