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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date June 5, 2007
Pages 232
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618871711
ISBN-10 0618871713
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father, a historic preservation expert dedicated to restoring the family's Victorian home, funeral home director, high-school English teacher, and closeted homosexual. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic -- and redemptive.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780618477944
 
from Houghton Mifflin (June 8, 2006)
9780618477944 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $19.95
About: A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780618871711
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (June 5, 2007)
9780618871711 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
Miscellaneous
from Houghton Mifflin (June 5, 2007)
9780547347004 | details & prices | List price $13.95
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417823147 Book cover for 9781435289284
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 22, 2008)
9781435289284 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $22.95
About: 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.
Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (June 5, 2007)
9781417823147 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $26.90
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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