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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic


In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father.

Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home. It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.

Title:Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:232 pages
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    Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Reviews

  • Paul Bryant
    Jun 18, 2010

    THIS JUST IN : P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TESTFun Home, a cripplingly hip graphic novel, is....Yes?It's....YES??Well, let's see, it's, you know, all right, good, yes, nods head, hummphs into bea...

  • Emily
    Sep 15, 2007

    Having never felt much inclination toward the graphic novel genre, I accepted a copy of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel on loan only because a coworker promised that I could finish it in one hour and forty...

  • Meg Powers
    May 05, 2010

    Reading Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic put me in the same irritated and impatient mood experienced when reading Toni Morrison's The Song of Solomon in high school: both books feel like major wank-offs ...

  • Fabian
    Oct 25, 2016

    Works doubly as a hugely terrific autobiography & a megaengaging graphic novel. In FUN HOME, there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts. The intent is always to make print as compelling...

  • Elyse
    Jun 23, 2017

    Many Thanks to Margaret who recommended this book to me!WOW! ....I knew NOTHING about this book -TERRIFIC/ SPECTACULAR-until it was in my hands today......(other than it was a highly recognized-graphi...

  • Natalie
    Jan 08, 2017

    This graphic memoir has been on my to read list for what feels like ages, so I felt entirely satisfied when I completed reading it.In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationshi...

  • Patrick
    Jan 03, 2014

    I've known about Bechdel for some time, but I've never gotten around to reading any of her work. Odds are, you know about her too, even if you're not aware of it. She's the one that invented the appro...

  • Samadrita
    Sep 21, 2014

    3.5/5Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self-conscious, droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times. Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive-compulsive desire for extracting meaning fr...

  • Darth J
    Sep 21, 2015

    Hmmm...Well, I wanted to read this for some time, mostly because Alison Bechdel is probably one of the more prominent names that both authors and readers are aware of these days due to her test. Anywa...

  • Frankie
    Feb 16, 2017

    So dark & so honest. I loved it. ...