Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Alison Bechdel

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.

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Published by: Mariner Books
Pub date: 06/01/2007
Binding type: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780618871711
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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.