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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
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Oct 23, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: Homophobes, graphic novel-phobes
Read in October, 2007

This beautifully bound book won several best-book awards, and deservedly so. This is the story of a girl who grows into a new understanding of her antique-obsessed father after his possibly suicidal death. Only after this crushing event does she fully appreciate her own sexuality, which mirrors his. Both hide their homosexuality at first. Both disappoint their Bach-playing mother/wife. Both have their own ways to express their creativity-- her through her comics, him through his house. This quick read will make you think. And that's all you can hope for.

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