Fun Home

Jacket art for graphic novel Fun Home

  • Contributors: Alison Bechdel.
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  • 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
  • Awards/Recognition:
    • ALA Notable Books - Nonfiction, 2007
    • Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, 2007
    • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography, 2007
    • New York Times Notable Books - Nonfiction, 2006
    • Rainbow List, 2008
    • Stonewall Book Award for Non-Fiction, 2007
    • Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Reality-Based Work, 2007
    • No additional awards known of as of 10/1/2020. Please contact this project's researchers if you are aware of an award not listed.

  • Number of Pages: 232
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  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 9780547347004

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