February 14, 2009
Katrina's Review: Fun Home by Alison Brecdel
I spotted this in the library, a graphic novel-cum-memoir (two challenges in one!).
Alison's father can be abusive, he struggles to restore their home to Victorian perfection, and he is a closet homosexual (a fact she doesn't learn to she comes out herself). Her mother reveals her fathers secret affairs, including those with young boys and the babysitters in a revealing letter in an attempt to acount for Alison's sexuality.
From this perspective Alison looks back at her childhood and her own developing sexuality, along with her relationship with her father before his death/suicide.