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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
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FUN HOME: A FAMILY TRAGICOMIC

PAPERBACK BY BECHDEL, ALISON

£12.99

ISBN
9780224080514
IMPRINT
JONATHAN CAPE LTD
 
 
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PUBLISHER
RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S PUBLISHERS UK
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
240 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
14 SEP 2006

DESCRIPTION

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.