05/06/2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Left Bank Books - Downtown | From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, comes a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic inspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood… and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a richly layered quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf.