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Alison Bechdel rocked the world of graphic novels in 2006, with the publication of her autobiographical "family tragicomic" FUN HOME, which detailed her closeted-gay father's suicide. Now, with this novel, Bechdel once again mines her troubled family's past, this time focusing on her relationship with her mother. In ARE YOU MY MOTHER? Bechdel stitches this maternal portrait together with stories about her own creative development, an anxiety-filled process that was very much influenced by her mother's own unrealized artistic aspirations and personal frustrations. With her characteristic sense of humor and remarkable ability to eschew self-indulgence when portraying painful personal experiences, Bechdel makes another profound contribution to the comics canon with this story about the often tension-fraught mother-daughter relationship.
Genre: Psychology, Biography + Autobiography, Comics + Graphic Novels
Sub-Genre: Developmental / Child, Personal Memoirs
Street Date: May 1, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-6654