Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama

ISBN-10: 0544002237
ISBN-13: 9780544002234
Edition: 2012
Authors: Alison Bechdel
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Description: From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon.  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.

Alison Bechdel  is the author of the bestselling memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which was named a Best Book of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly,  New York Times, People, USA Today,  Los Angeles Times, Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle, among others. For twenty-five years, she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For , a visual chronicle of modern life — queer and otherwise — considered "one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period." (Ms.)  Bechdel is guest editor of Best American Comics , 2011, and has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney's, Entertainment Weekly,  Granta, and The New York Times Book Review.  

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