By Alison Bechdel
While enjoyable domestic explored Bechdel's dating along with her father, a closeted homsexual, this new memoir is ready her mom - a voracious reader, a song lover, a passionate beginner actor. additionally a girl, unhappily married to a homosexual guy, whose inventive aspirations simmered less than the outside 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 interesting lifestyles 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 may movement and astonish all grownup little ones of talented mothers.
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Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel