Format:
Book
Author:
Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
Title:
Fun home : a family tragicomic / Alison Bechdel.
Publisher, Date:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2006.
Description:
232 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
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.
Subjects:
Bechdel, Alison, 1960- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre:
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Notes:
American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2007
Contents:
Old father, old artificer -- A happy death -- That old catastrophe -- In the shadow of young girls in flower -- The canary-colored caravan of death -- The ideal husband -- The antihero's journey.
LCCN:
2005030304
ISBN:
9780618477944
0618477942
9780618871711
0618871713
9780618871711
0618477942
Other Number:
62127870
System Availability:
5
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
5
Control Number:
635916
Call Number:
GRAPHIC NOVEL Fun home
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
3
# System items in:
3