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Description - The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

When Alison Bechdel s unflinching graphic memoir, Fun Home, was published in 2006 it was met with universal acclaim and named by many reviewers as the graphic book of the year, bringing her once-underground work to a wider audience. Cape is now proud to announce the publication of the strip that made her name. ince is inception in 1983, Dykes To Watch Out For has become a counterculture institution. The first strips were stand-alone pieces, each offering an eye-opening and acerbically funny insight into the Lesbian society of 1980s America. Here we learnt the terminology of that world ( Luppies , for example, are Lesbian Urban Professionals) and discovered its codes of conducts, like the dos-and-don ts of a couple s first night together. oon, after those first few strips, a compelling and addictive soap opera developed. We met Mo, a neurotic feminist book clerk, and her unforgettably eclectic group of friends. There was Lois, the voracious Lesbian Avenger, Clarice and Tony the Lesbian Moms, and Sparrow, who couldn t kick her self-help habit. We follow their sex lives, their political activism and the minutiae of their lives right up to the Iraq War. On the way, we see a counte

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224087063
ISBN-10: 0224087061
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 204mm x 27mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel lives near Burlington, Vermont. Her graphic memoir, Fun Home, was shortlisted for National Book Critics Circle Award, in the memoir/autobiography category, and won the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work.Four of her other books have won Lambda Literary Awards for Humour, and The Indelible Alison Bechdel won a Lambda Literary Award in the biography/autobiography category.

Books By Alison Bechdel

Essential Dykes to Watch Out for by Alison Bechdel
Hardback, November 2008
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
Hardback, May 2012
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Hardback, June 2007
Coffee with Freud by Alison Bechdel
Paperback, March 2017