Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Alison Bechdel

nonfiction graphic novel lgbtqia+ memoir emotional reflective sad slow-paced

240 pages | first published 2006


In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father.Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home. ...
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