Fun Home — A Family Tragedy by Alison Bechdel

Published by Jonathan Cape, 2006, Paperback.

Condition: Near Fine. Slight rubbing to the top corner of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.

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First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: Fun Home is a fresh and brilliantly told memoir marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst and great books. Like Marjane Satrapis Persepolis its a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

Meet Alisons father, obsessive restorer of the familys Victorian home, funeral director, high school English teacher, icily distant parent and closeted homosexual, who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a babysitter.

Through a narrative that is alternately heart-breaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughters complex yearning for her father. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic and redemptive.

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