Nessa Clark

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

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Time Magazine #1 Book of the Year 
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist 

Winner of the Stonewall Book Award 
Double finalist for the Lambda Book Award 

Nominated for the 

GLAAD Media Award

Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir that 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.” It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.


In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.


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