Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

Author: 
Alison Bechdel
Blurb: 
Six years after FUN HOME, Alison Bechdel presents a second 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. Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. The search 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.
Representation
Some information on the characters in the book.
Female protagonist: 
Yes
Protagonist of Colour: 
No
Queer relationship: 
Yes
LBGT protagonist: 
Lesbian
Publication
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Publishing date: 
2012
ISBN: 
9780618982509
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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