Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

The graphic memoir revolves around the author's childhood and youth in rural Pennsylvania, United States, in the backdrop of a dysfunctional family. The story particularly focuses on her complex relationship with her closeted gay father, who was an English teacher, a funeral home director, and a historic home restorer. The narrative is non-linear, exploring themes of sexuality, gender roles, suicide, emotional abuse, and the role of literature in understanding oneself and one's family.

The 2821st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 266

Since this book was first published in 2006, there is a penalty of 51.2%. The age adjusted score is 129.81.

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