Are You My Mother?

£16.99

An expansive, moving and captivating graphic memoir from one of the finest cartoonists at work today.

Description

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

Additional information

Weight 0.659 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 18.5 × 2.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

286

Language

English

Edition

Graphic ed

Dewey

741.5973 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K