Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

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DISCOVER the BESTSELLING GRAPHIC MEMOIR behind the 2019 Olivier Award nominated musical. `A sapphic graphic treat' The Times A moving and darkly humorous family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's gothic drawings. If you liked Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis you'll love this. 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 ...

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Emily11507

Jul 8, 2007

Great graphic novel

Bechdel is an amazing graphic novelist--in Fun Home, she showcases all of the idiosyncrasies of family life while developing characters that are real rather than (ironically?) cartoonish as one might expect in a graphic novel.

MplsArtiste

Apr 3, 2007

A Life in Words and Pictures

Bechdel, best known for her "Dykes to Watch Out For" comic strip, truly shines in this fascinating story of her growing up in a highly less-than-all-American family. While I was
never a devoted fan of DTWOF, she won me over in this wonderfully sustained narrative about an artist in a house full of messed up artists. At the core of the story is her attempt to come to terms with her talented, distant father----a study in contradictions, emotional selfishness and sexual confusion. The artist has much rich material to mine here, and she is fully up to the task. Her confident illustration style and storytelling gifts combine to make this one of the best graphic memoirs around.

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