9780618871711-0618871713-Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

ISBN-13: 9780618871711
ISBN-10: 0618871713
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bechdel, Alison
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780618871711
ISBN-10: 0618871713
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bechdel, Alison
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback 232 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Bechdel, Alison wrote Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic comprising 232 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0618871713 and 9780618871711. Since then Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.

This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's 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 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 adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic -- and redemptive.

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