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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by  Alison Bechdel - Signed First Edition - 2006 - from Lost Paddle Books (SKU: LPB000825AB)

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

by Bechdel, Alison

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006. First US Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by author on title page.. Wear to spine ends and corners of book and jacket. Small abrasion to top of jacket spine, tiny nick and abrasion to bottom of spine jacket and tiny spot to inside rear panel of jacket.


Fun Home (subtitled A Family Tragicomic) is a graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. It chronicles the author's childhood and youth in rural Pennsylvania, USA, focusing on her complex relationship with her father. The book addresses themes of sexual orientation, gender roles, suicide, dysfunctional family life, and the role of literature in understanding oneself and one's family.


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On Apr 26 2014, a reader said:
A family biography in the form of a graphic memoir, this book is a truly amazing feat. 'Fun Home' refers to the nickname given to the funeral parlor which is the family business. It is also the wry, overarching metaphor of Bechdel's family life. Her father Bruce Bechdel is a part time English teacher as well as director of the funeral parlor. Her mother Helen is also an English teacher, yet despite their intellectual capacities both Bechdel's parents are emotionally distant and undemonstrative. Her childhood therefore plays out a constant disparity between the emotions and the intellect, a disparity which she experiences as a disturbing, unsettling mystery. It is thus her purpose to understand the implications of this mystery, whilst at the same time exploring and coming to terms with issues of sexuality, love, betrayal and secrecy. It is a brave expose of difficult personal and family relationships. A wonderful read.


Lost Paddle Books US (US)
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Bechdel, Alison
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
First US Edition/First Printing
Houghton Mifflin Co.
Place of Publication
Boston & New York
Date published
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Graphic Novels;

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