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Fun Home (Waterstones Reading the 21st Century)

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DISCOVER the BESTSELLING GRAPHIC MEMOIR behind the 2019 Olivier Award nominated musical. 'A sapphic graphic treat' The TimesA moving and darkly humorous family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's gothic drawings. If you liked Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis you'll love this.

Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high-school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive. Interweaving between childhood memories, college life and present day, and through narrative that is equally heartbreaking and fiercely funny, Alison looks back on her complex relationship with her father and finds they had more in common than she ever knew.

'A groundbreaking masterpiece' The Independent'A finely woven blend of yearning and euphoric fantasy' Evening Standard**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

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ISBN-13: 9780224080514
ISBN-10: 0224080512
Pagini: 240
Ilustrații: Throughout
Dimensiuni: 146 x 228 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.39 kg
Editura: Vintage Publishing
Seria Waterstones Reading the 21st Century

Locul publicării: United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Alison Bechdel is the author of the bestselling memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and, most recently, Are You My Mother? For twenty-five years, she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a visual chronicle of modern life - queer and otherwise - considered 'one of the pre-eminent oeuvres in the comics genre.' Alison Bechdel is guest editor of Best American Comics, 2011, and has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney's, Entertainment Weekly, Granta, and the New York Times Book Review.

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"A splendid autobiography...refreshingly open and generous." Entertainment Weekly    "Fun Home must be the most ingeniously compact, hyper-verbose example of autobiography to have been produced. . . . pioneering." The New York Times Book Review    "A masterpiece about two people who live in the same house but different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each other." Time Magazine   "Graphic storytelling at its most profound." Los Angeles Times, Favorite Book of the Year   "The great writing of the twenty-first century may well be found in graphic novels and nonfiction....Alison Bechdel's Fun Home is an astonishing advertisement fro this emerging literary form." —USA Today    "Brilliant and bittersweet." The Boston Globe   "Beautiful combines the mundane with the macabre, adding doses of wry, poignant humor on every page." —Washington Post   "One of the best memoirs of the decade ... at once hypercontrolled and utterly intimate." New York Magazine, Best Books of the Year    "A revelation ... feels like a true literary achievement, something with characters who baffle and disappoint and break hears the way people do in life and in the best of prose." Minneapolis Star-Tribune   "If David Sedaris could draw, and if Bleak House had been a little funnier, you'd have Alison Bechdel's Fun Home." —Amy Bloom, author of A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You   “Alison Bechdel – she’s one of the best, one to watch out for." —Harvey Pekar   "Masterful...an enormously successful work." —Village Voice    "A staggeringly literate and revealing autobiography." Seattle Times     "Brave and forthright and insightful--exactly what Alison Bechdel does best." —Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina   "Stupendous...mesmerizing...The details...are devastatingly captured by an artist in total control of her craft." —Chip Kidd, author of The Cheese Monkeys   "[Alison Bechdel] hits notes that resemble Jeanette Winterson at her best...She's made a story that's quiet [and] dignified." —Publishers Weekly, Starred   "[With] uncommon richness [and] depth...[Fun Home] shares as much in spirit with...other contemporary memoirists of considerable literary accomplishment." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred   "One of the very best graphic novels ever." —Booklist, ALA, Starred Review