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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Abington Community Library YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC 92 BECHDEL (Text) 50687011527978 Stacks Available -
Albright Memorial Library YOUNG ADULT BECHDEL (Text) 50686013141374 Stacks Checked Out 03/08/2021
Dalton Community Library YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC BECHDEL (Text) 50689010239050 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780618477944
  • ISBN: 0618477942
  • ISBN: 9780618871711
  • ISBN: 0618871713
  • Physical Description: 232 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2006]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Old father, old artificer -- A happy death -- That old catastrophe -- In the shadow of young girls in flower -- The canary-colored caravan of death -- The ideal husband -- The antihero's journey.
Summary, etc.:
This book takes its place alongside the unnerving, memorable, darkly funny family memoirs of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr. It's a father-daughter tale perfectly suited to the graphic memoir form. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian house, 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 male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned 'fun home, ' as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive.--From publisher description.
Awards Note:
American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2007
Subject: Bechdel, Alison, 1960- > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
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