Friday, September 07, 2007

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

by Alison Bechdel

It's a biography in graphic novel form! How fun!

This is the story of Alison Bechdel and her father. Alison's father was an English teacher by day, but his true passion was home restoration. Not his wife, not his children. Restoring an old home. Plus, he worked in the family business--the funeral home, or "fun home."

Alison's father was a closeted gay. Alison later discovers that she is a lesbian. This graphic novel explores her sexual odyssey, her father's sordid sexual history, and his subsequent suicide.

Part funny, part sad, Fun Home is a great biography written in a highly accessible form. Try it!


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