A Family TragicomicBook - 2006
From Library Staff
This darkly funny graphic novel tells the story of the author's search for a father she can relate to and her growing awareness of her own sexual identity. The book was challenged for reasons of "violence and other (“graphic images”)."
A powerful graphic novel/memoir; this is the story of 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 and Alison's se... Read More »
multcolib_darceem May 20, 2014
Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, this rich graphic memoir looks into Bechdel's complex yearning for her father, a closeted homosexual, at the same time she begins to explore her own sexual identity.
multcolib_matt Mar 17, 2014
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Alison Bechdal’s memoir is proof. Sexual orientation, gender roles, a father whose closeted life is more in the open than he realizes, are only part of the story. Told through beautiful illustrations, it has wide appeal including folks looking for memo... Read More »
multcolib Mar 27, 2014
Watch Alison Bechdel navigate a confusing and complicated childhood working in a funeral home in this rich graphic memoir. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father, a closeted homosexual. As Bechdel reac... Read More »
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