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Fun home : a family tragicomic / Alison Bechdel.

Bechdel, Alison, 1960- (Author, Illustrator).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Library Reserve Desk PN6727 .B3757 Z46 2007 37684001089236 Library Reserve Desk Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780618871711 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0618871713 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 232 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2007, c2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LENG-201 (Chwalibog).
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.
Subject: Bechdel, Alison, 1960- > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Lesbians > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Fathers and daughters > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Gay fathers > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Undertakers and undertaking > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
English teachers > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Autobiographical comics.
Graphic novels.

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