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Fun Home Alison Bechdel

Fun Home

Alison Bechdel

Published
ISBN : 9780224080514
Paperback
232 pages
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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 Bechdels sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapis Persepolis, its a story exhilaratinglyMoreOne of the most eagerly anticipated graphic memoirs of recent years, Fun Home is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdels sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapis Persepolis, its a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.Meet Alisons father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the familys 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 daughters complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned fun home, as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive.