Review: Fun home

Auteur: Alison IMG_4339Bechdel
Titel: Fun Home – A family tragicomic
Genre: Literatuur, graphic novel
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2006
ISBN: 9780618477944
Aantal bladzijden: 234
Gelezen: 31 mei 2014

“Fun Home is a fresh and brilliantly told memor marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst and great books. Like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, it’s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

Meet Alison’s father, obsessive restorer of the family’s Victorian home, funeral director, high school English teacher, icily distant parent and closeted homosexual, who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a babysitter.

Through a narrative that is alternately heart-breaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter’s complex yearning for her father. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic – and redemptive.
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