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The Resource Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic
Title
Fun home
Title remainder
a family tragicomic
Statement of responsibility
Alison Bechdel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This breakout book by Alison Bechdel takes its place alongside the unnerving, memorable, darkly funny family memoirs of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr. It"s a father-daughter tale pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel"s sweetly gothic drawings and-like Marjane Satrapi"s Persepolis-a story exhilaratingly suited to the graphic memoir form. Meet Alison"s father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family"s Victorian house, 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 male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter"s 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
Summary
An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father, a historic preservation expert dedicated to restoring the family's Victorian home, funeral home director, high-school English teacher, and closeted homosexual
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • Eisner Awards, Best Reality-Based Work, 2007.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Biography/Autobiography, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
  • Rainbow List, 2008.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143477
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bechdel, Alison
Dewey number
  • 741.5/973
  • 741.5/973
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.B3757
LC item number
Z46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graphic novels
  • Bechdel, Alison
  • Cartoonists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a family tragicomic
Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm62127870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780618477944
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2005030304
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
Publication
Control code
ocm62127870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780618477944
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2005030304
Other physical details
chiefly ill.

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