Fun Home

A Family Tragicomic

By Alison Bechdel
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780618871711, 232pp.)

Publication Date: June 2007

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“A stunning graphic memoir that weaves together the author's childhood and coming out and her father's secretive life and sudden death. Rife with literary allusions, this book is a boundary-smashing gem that redefined what a graphic novel could be. Hilarious, touching, and brilliant.”
-- Sweet Pea Falherty, King's Books, Inc., Tacoma


Description
In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.
Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.



About the Author
Alison Bechdelis the author of the bestselling memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which was named a Best Book of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, People, USAToday, Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle, among others.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 preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period." (Ms.) 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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