Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Fun home : a family tragicomic / Alison Bechdel.

Book Book (2007, c2006.)
Description: 232 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2007, c2006.
10 of 14 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester.
0 current holds with 14 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL/ Bechdel (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780618871711 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0618871713 (pbk.)
  • Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.
General Note:
"A Mariner book."
Contents:
Old father, old artificer -- A happy death -- That old catastrophe -- In the shadow of young girls ... Read More
Summary:
This book takes its place alongside the unnerving, memorable, darkly funny family memoirs of ... Read More
Awards:
American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2007
Citation: Bechdel, Alison. "Fun home : a family tragicomic." Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2007, 2006.
 
LDR 02589cam a2200385Ia 4500
0012663179
003NOBLE
00520140610074305.0
008070619r20072006maua 6 000 0aeng d
040 . ‡aUPM ‡beng ‡cUPM ‡dBAKER ‡dYDXCP ‡dOCLCQ ‡dMBB ‡dJBO ‡dDEBBG ‡dORU ‡dOCL ‡dZR1 ‡dWSL ‡dGZM ‡dNSB
020 . ‡a9780618871711 (pbk.)
020 . ‡a0618871713 (pbk.)
035 . ‡a(OCoLC)144615913
043 . ‡an-us---
05014. ‡aPN6727.B3757 ‡bZ46 2007
08204. ‡a741.5/973 ‡222
049 . ‡aNSBL
1001 . ‡aBechdel, Alison, ‡d1960-
24510. ‡aFun home : ‡ba family tragicomic / ‡cAlison Bechdel.
250 . ‡a1st Mariner Books ed.
260 . ‡aBoston, Mass. : ‡bHoughton Mifflin, ‡c2007, c2006.
300 . ‡a232 p. : ‡bchiefly ill. ; ‡c23 cm.
500 . ‡a"A Mariner book."
520 . ‡aThis 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.
586 . ‡aAmerican Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2007
5050 . ‡aOld 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.
60010. ‡aBechdel, Alison, ‡d1960- ‡vComic books, strips, etc.
650 0. ‡aLesbian cartoonists ‡zUnited States ‡vBiography ‡vComic books, strips, etc.
650 0. ‡aCartoonists ‡zUnited States ‡vComic books, strips, etc.
650 0. ‡aLesbians ‡xFamily relationships ‡vComic books, strips, etc.
650 0. ‡aCloseted gays ‡zUnited States ‡vComic books, strips, etc.
650 0. ‡aHomosexuality ‡vComic books, strips, etc.
655 0. ‡aGraphic novels.
990 . ‡amerjg 10-06-2008
990 . ‡anscjs 06-10-2014
901 . ‡a2663179 ‡bIII ‡c2663179 ‡tbiblio ‡sSystem Local

Additional Resources