Come one, come all! It’s finally happening, the HV LGBTQ Center is bringing a queer adult book club to the Hudson Valley! They will be meeting every second and fourth Sunday’s of every month! The second Sunday will be at the LGBTQ Center, the fourth Sunday will be at Rough Draft!
This month’s read is Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned "fun home," as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic -- and redemptive.