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Fun home : a family tragicomic  Cover Image Book Book

Fun home : a family tragicomic / Alison Bechdel.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0618477942 :
  • ISBN: 9780618871711
  • ISBN: 0618871713
  • Physical Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
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Summary, etc.:
A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books. This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel's sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, 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 his 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.
Target Audience Note:
9-12 Medialog, Inc.
Subject: Bechdel, Alison, 1960- > Childhood and youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Fathers and daughters > Comic books, strips, etc.
Homosexuality > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 6 of 9 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Festus Public Library B Bechdel (Text) 32017000082737 New Adult Books Available -

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