Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Turtleback School & Library)

Alison Bechdel (Author)
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Description

Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and funny, readers are drawn into a daughters complex yearning for her father. Apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned fun home, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books.

Product Details

Price
$29.40  $27.05
Publisher
Turtleback Books
Publish Date
June 01, 2007
Pages
240
Dimensions
6.1 X 0.9 X 8.8 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9781417823147

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About the Author

Alison Bechdel's cult following for her early comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For expanded wildly for her family memoirs, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home, adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical, and Are You My Mother? Bechdel has been named a MacArthur Fellow and Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, among many other honors.

Reviews

"If David Sedaris could draw, and if Bleak House had been a little funnier, you'd have Alison Bechdel's Fun Home." --Amy Bloom, author of A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You
"One of the very best graphic novels ever."
"Alison Bechdel - she"s one of the best, one to watch out for." --Harvey Pekar
"[Alison Bechdel] hits notes that resemble Jeanette Winterson at her best...She's made a story that's quiet [and] dignified."
"Brave and forthright and insightful--exactly what Alison Bechdel does best." --Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina
"Stupendous...mesmerizing...The details...are devastatingly captured by an artist in total control of her craft." --Chip Kidd, author of The Cheese Monkeys
"Alison Bechdel - she's one of the best, one to watch out for." --Harvey Pekar
"Graphic storytelling at its most profound." --a Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of 2006
"ÝAlison Bechdel¨ hits notes that resemble Jeanette Winterson at her best...She's made a story that's quiet Ýand¨ dignified."
"One of the best memoirs of the decade ... at once hypercontrolled and utterly intimate." --New York Magazine, 10 Best Books of 2006
TIME Best Book of the Year: "A masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other."
"A revelation ... feels like a true literary achievement, something with characters who baffle and disappoint and break hears the way people do in life and in the best of prose."
" Alison Bechdel - she' s one of the best, one to watch out for." --Harvey Pekar
& quot; Alison Bechdel - she& #39; s one of the best, one to watch out for." --Harvey Pekar