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The Resource Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic
Title
Fun home
Title remainder
a family tragicomic
Statement of responsibility
Alison Bechdel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bechdel, Alison
Dewey number
  • 741.5/973
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.B3757
LC item number
Z46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bechdel, Alison
  • Cartoonists
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Lesbians
  • Gay men
Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2006
  • "A Mariner book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780618871711
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
bl2007012605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2006
  • "A Mariner book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780618871711
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
bl2007012605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations

Library Locations

    • Village Library of CooperstownBorrow it
      22 Main St., Cooperstown, NY, 13326, US
      42.7001 -74.922166
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