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Are You My Mother?

A Comic Drama

By Alison Bechdel, 1960-

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.

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9780618982509


Format: Book
Author: Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
Title: Are you my mother? : a comic drama / Alison Bechdel.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Subject: Bechdel, Alison, 1960- -- Childhood and youth -- Comic books, strips, etc. Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc. Mothers and daughters -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Isbn: 9780618982509 0618982507
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: Graphic Novel Bechdel
Oclc: 780063960
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Bib Id: 386914

Format: Book
Author: Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
Title: Are you my mother? : a comic drama / Alison Bechdel.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
Description: 286 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Bechdel, Alison, 1960- -- Childhood and youth -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Contents: The ordinary devoted mother -- Transitional objects -- True and false self -- Mind -- Hate -- Mirror -- The use of an object.
LCCN: 2012010582
ISBN: 9780618982509
ISBN: 0618982507
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: Graphic Novel Bechdel