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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Time Magazine #1 Book of the Year - National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist -
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award - Double finalist for the Lambda Book Award -
Nominated for the
GLAAD Media Award
Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir that charts her fraught relationship with her late father.
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.

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.

Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 06/01/2007
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780618871711
Age Range: 15-UP
Award: Green Mountain Book Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 12/11/2009 pg. 84
Library Journal 03/01/2014 pg. 48
Entertainment Weekly 03/06/2015 pg. 72

About the Author
Alison Bechdel's cult following for her early comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For expanded wildly for her family memoirs, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home, adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical, and Are You My Mother? Bechdel has been named a MacArthur Fellow and Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, among many other honors. Her new memoir, The Secret to Superman Strength, is forthcoming in 2021.

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