Are You My Mother? : A Comic Drama

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. 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.

Details

Author(s)
Alison Bechdel
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
150 x 226 x 23mm | 476g
Publication date
02 Apr 2013
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publication City/Country
United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0544002237
ISBN13
9780544002234
Bestsellers rank
13,416