By Alison Bechdel
While enjoyable domestic explored Bechdel's courting together with her father, a closeted homsexual, this new memoir is ready her mom - a voracious reader, a tune lover, a passionate novice actor. additionally a lady, unhappily married to a homosexual guy, whose inventive aspirations simmered less than the skin of Bechdel's childhood... and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter goodnight, for ever, while she used to be seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for solutions about the mother-daughter gulf.
It's a richly layered seek that leads readers from the attention-grabbing existence and paintings of psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott to at least one explosively illuminating Dr Seuss representation, to Bechdel's personal (serially monogamous) love existence. And, eventually, again to mom - to a truce, fragile and real-time, that would circulate and astonish all grownup kids of talented mothers.
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Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel