Content warning: This graphic novel contains themes of suicide and death.
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. 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.
About the author
Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist who, together with her friend Liz Wallace, came up with the Bechdel-Wallace test: a measure of the representation of women in fiction. Bechdel's comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For, which ran for 25 years, was wildly popular amongst the lesbian communities all around the world.
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