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The Resource Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel

Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic
Title
Fun home
Title remainder
a family tragicomic
Statement of responsibility
Alison Bechdel
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 note
American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2007
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bechdel, Alison
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.B3757
LC item number
Z46 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • comics graphic novels
NLM call number
813.54 Bechdel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bechdel, Alison
  • Cartoonists
  • Bechdel, Alison
  • Family Relations
  • Homosexuality
  • Bechdel, Alison
  • Bechdel, Alison
  • Bechdel, Alison
  • Bechdel, Alison
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cartoonists
  • United States
  • Tochter
  • Comiczeichnerin
  • Serietecknare
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc
Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Mariner book."
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Old father, old artificer -- A happy death -- That old catastrophe -- In the shadow of young girls in flower -- The canary-colored caravan of death -- The ideal husband -- The antihero's journey
Control code
769187329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547347004
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780618477944
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769187329
Label
Fun home : a family tragicomic, Alison Bechdel
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Mariner book."
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Old father, old artificer -- A happy death -- That old catastrophe -- In the shadow of young girls in flower -- The canary-colored caravan of death -- The ideal husband -- The antihero's journey
Control code
769187329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547347004
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780618477944
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)769187329

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