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Author Bechdel, Alison, 1960-

Title Fun home : a family tragicomic / Alison Bechdel.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
©2006

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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC BECHDEL c.2  Check Shelf
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC BECHDEL    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC B BECHDEL    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC NOVEL FUN HOME    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Graphic Novels  GRAPHIC NOVEL BECHDEL    DUE 11-30-21
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC NOVEL FUN    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC B BECHDEL ALISON B    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  B BECHDEL, ALISON    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  741.5973 BECHDEL    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Graphic Novel  GRAPHX BECHDEL    Check Shelf

Edition 1st Mariner Books ed.
Description 232 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Note "A Mariner book."
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.
Awards 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.
Subject Bechdel, Alison, 1960- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Lesbian cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Lesbians -- Family relationships -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Closeted gays -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Homosexuality -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Other Form: Online version: Bechdel, Alison, 1960- Fun home. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2006 (OCoLC)654847254
ISBN 9780618871711 (paperback)
0618871713 (paperback)
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