A Family Tragicomic
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In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.
Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.
From Publishers Weekly
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An amazing book that reveals insight into a worlds many of us have or never will experience. Through her father’s, mother’s, and her own story.
True Fun Home
I so appreciate Alison Bechdel's no holds barred memoir. She presents the humorous and the difficult journey of her coming of age, without flinching.