Are You My Mother

Alison Bechdel's Fun Home was a literary phenomenon. While Fun Home explored Bechdel's relationship with her father, a closeted homosexual, this memoir is about her mother - a voracious reader, a music lover, a passionate amateur actor.

Are You My Mother

An expansive, moving and captivating graphic memoir from the author of Fun Home. Alison Bechdel's Fun Home was a literary phenomenon. While Fun Home explored Bechdel's relationship with her father, a closeted homosexual, this memoir is about her mother - a voracious reader, a music lover, a passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood... and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter goodnight, for ever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. 'As absorbing as it is graced with a deceptive lightness of touch, it is clever, brilliantly pieced together, and utterly unusual. Sunday Times 'It's a beautiful (and beautifully illustrated) look at the complexity and dysfunctionality of family through a unique lens - and frames things in such a way that you can't help but re-examine your own relationships, too.' Stylist

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Are You My Mother?
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Alison Bechdel
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-28 - Publisher: Random House

An expansive, moving and captivating graphic memoir from the author of Fun Home. Alison Bechdel's Fun Home was a literary phenomenon. While Fun Home explored Bechdel's relationship with her father, a closeted homosexual, this memoir is about her mother - a voracious reader, a music lover, a passionate amateur actor.
Fun Home
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Alison Bechdel
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-11 - Publisher: Random House

DISCOVER the BESTSELLING GRAPHIC MEMOIR behind the 2019 Olivier Award nominated musical. ‘A sapphic graphic treat’ The Times A 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
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Alison Bechdel
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.
Alison Bechdel
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Rachel R. Martin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Due to the huge success of her graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in 2006 and its subsequent Tony Award-winning musical adaptation in 2009, Alison Bechdel (b. 1960) has recently become a household name. However, Bechdel, who has won numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship, has been writing and
The Comics of Alison Bechdel
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Janine Utell
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Contributions by Michelle Ann Abate, Leah Anderst, Alissa S. Bourbonnais, Tyler Bradway, Natalja Chestopalova, Margaret Galvan, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Katie Hogan, Jonathan M. Hollister, Yetta Howard, Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, Don L. Latham, Vanessa Lauber, Katherine Parker-Hay, Anne N. Thalheimer, Janine Utell, and Susan R. Van Dyne Alison Bechdel is both a