Fun home : a family tragicomic
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(7)
4 star
 
(3)
3 star
 
(4)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
Status
Donelson - Adult Comic/Graphic
741.5092 B391f
Edmondson Pike - Adult Comic/Graphic
741.5092 B391f
Old Hickory - Adult Comic/Graphic
741.5092 B391f
Description
Loading Description...
Also in this Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Bellevue - Adult Comic/Graphic
741.5092 B391f
Checked Out
Donelson - Adult Comic/Graphic
741.5092 B391f
On Shelf
East - Adult Comic/Graphic
741.5092 B391f
Checked Out
Edmondson Pike - Adult Comic/Graphic
741.5092 B391f
On Shelf
Main Library - Adult Comic/Graphic
Graphic 741.5092 B391f
On Hold Shelf
Show All Copies
More Like This
More Details
Format
Book
Physical Desc
232 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780618871711, 0618477942, 9780618477944, 0618871713, 9781417823147, 1417823143

Notes

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
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Bechdel, A. (2006). Fun home: a family tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-. 2006. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.