About this book
Trade paperback. Following Bechdel's graphic memoir about her father, "Fun Home", this is a graphic memoir about her mother. Bechdel searches for answers concerning her mother in a journey through the work of psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott and the novels of Virginia Woolf.
A voracious reader, a lover of music, an amateur actress, Alison Bechdel's mother is also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Alison Bechdel's childhood ...and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter goodnight, forever, when she was seven. This title presents her portrait.