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Fun Home

Fun Home
By Alison Bechdel
Published by Houghton Mifflin
HC, 6x9, PC, $19.95
ISBN: 0618477942
EAN: 9780618477944

In Bechdel's affecting account of her relationship with her late father, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power. 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.

Reviewed in Publishers Weekly