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Fun home : a family tragicomic

Book
  • ISBN: 9780618871711 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0618871713 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    232 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin 2007.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library GN BECHDEL 34510011156393 Graphic Novels Available -

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Mariner book."
Summary, etc.: This book takes its place alongside the unnerving, memorable, darkly funny family memoirs of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr. It's a father-daughter tale perfectly 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.--From publisher description.
Awards Note:
American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2007
Subject: Bechdel, Alison 1960- Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoonists United States Comic books, strips, etc

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