Fun home : a family tragicomic
(Graphic Novel)

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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.
ISBN
9780618871711, 0618871713, 9780618477944, 0618477942, 9781417823147
Status
Oak Brook Public Library - Graphic Novels
921 BECHDEL, A. (GRAPHIC)
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Format
Graphic Novel
Edition
First Mariner Books edition.
Physical Desc
232 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Language
English

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General Note
"A Mariner book."
Description
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.
Awards
Winner of the Israel Fish nonfiction award.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bechdel, A. (2007). Fun home: a family tragicomic. First Mariner Books edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-. 2007. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. First Mariner Books edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.

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