• Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic See large image

    Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Mariner Books) (Paperback) By (author) Alison Bechdel

    04

    $12.27 - Save $2.69 17% off - RRP $14.96 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionIn this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. 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.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Fun Home

    Title
    Fun Home
    Subtitle
    A Family Tragicomic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Bechdel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618871711
    ISBN 10: 0618871713
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    DC21: 741.5973
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 460
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    Libri: ENGM1080
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.3
    Libri: COMI3525
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    DC22: 741.5/973
    BISAC V2.8: PSY004000, CGN000000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: FXL
    B&T Approval Code: A31544320
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000, CGN007000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN6727.B3757 Z46 2007
    Libri: GRAP3000
    Thema V1.0: XAK
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books,US
    Publication date
    05 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    ALISON BECHDEL has been a careful archivist of her own life and kept a journal since she was ten. Since 1983 she has been chronicling the lives of various characters in the fictionalized "Dykes to Watch Out For" strip, "one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period" (Ms.). The strip is syndicated in 50 alternative newspapers, translated into multiple languages, and collected into a book series with a quarter of a million copies in print. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as "one of the greatest hits of the twentieth century."
    Review quote
    "[Alison Bechdel] hits notes that resemble Jeanette Winterson at her best...She's made a story that's quiet [and] dignified." Publishers Weekly, Starred "[With] uncommon richness [and] depth...[Fun Home] shares as much in spirit with...other contemporary memoirists of considerable literary accomplishment." Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Alison Bechdel - she's one of the best, one to watch out for." --Harvey Pekar "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 "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 "One of the very best graphic novels ever." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review "Fun Home must be the most ingeniously compact, hyper-verbose example of autobiography to have been produced. . . . pioneering." --Sean Wilsey The New York Times Book Review 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." Time Magazine "One of the best memoirs of the decade ... at once hypercontrolled and utterly intimate." --New York Magazine, 10 Best Books of 2006 New York Magazine "Fun Home must be the most ingeniously compact, hyper-verbose example of autobiography to have been produced ... a pioneering work." --Sean Wilsey The New York Times Book Review "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." Minneapolis Star-Tribune "Graphic storytelling at its most profound." --a Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of 2006 Thes