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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

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Fun Home A Family Tragicomic

Imported from USA

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home,
sexual angst, and great books.

This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly
gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

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, as it turns out, is involved with his 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 adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic -- and redemptive.

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