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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

by Alison Bechdel
£12.99   paperback  Vintage (2006)

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel Fun Home is a fresh and brilliantly told memoir marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst and great books. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.
 
Meet Alison's father, obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, funeral director, high school English teacher, icily distant parent and closeted homosexual, who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a babysitter.
 
Through a narrative that is alternately heart-breaking 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.

"A pioneering work pushing two genres - comics and memoir- in multiple new directions."
(New York Times Book Review)

ISBN 13: 9780224080514 | ISBN 10: 0224080512

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