One of the most eagerly anticipated graphic memoirs of recent years, Fun Home is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison 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 the family babysitter.
Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, Throughout
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 14/09/2006
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780224080514