Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic, Paperback

Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic Paperback



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
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780224080514



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