Fun Home

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Review

Bechdel's moving 'graphic autobiography' beautifully tells the story of her strange childhood and adolescence in the funeral home run by her father.

Alison's father is a closeted homosexual, prone to anger and manic activity but also charm. He communicates with his daughter through the books they share. Alison, meanwhile, is exploring her new life as a lesbian while her mother makes plans of her own.

Fun Home weaves together the tangled threads of Bechdel family life. It is at once funny and desperately sad, and wonderfully drawn in shades of turquoise.

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