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
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Title
Fun home
Creator
Summary
An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father, a historic preservation expert dedicated to restoring the family's Victorian home, funeral home director, high-school English teacher, and closeted homosexual
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Illustration line
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • Eisner Awards, Best Reality-Based Work, 2007.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Biography/Autobiography, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
  • Rainbow List, 2008.
Awards note
American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2007
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143477
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.B3757
LC item number
Z46 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a family tragicomic
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleRemainder
a family tragicomic
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Alison Bechdel
Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
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Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
Publication
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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
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780618477944
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2005030304
Note
cat13rev,cat49rev,cat63,cat64rev
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm62127870
  • (OCoLC)62127870

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Castle PinesBorrow it
      360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines, CO, 80108, US
      39.4701659 -104.8794025
    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
    • Douglas County Libraries, Lone TreeBorrow it
      10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, CO, 80124, US
      39.533569 -104.881522
    • Douglas County Libraries, ParkerBorrow it
      20105 East Mainstreet, Parker, CO, 80138, US
      39.5183352 -104.7537673
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