Are You My Mother?

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NPR shares a six-page excerpt from Are You My Mother?, Alison Bechdel’s latest graphic memoir. Here’s a conversation between Bechdel and the Paris Review.

“There’s so much she hasn’t told me, and so many big obligatory questions that I didn’t touch on in this book. Like, what has it been like for my mother to live with the pain of her husband’s suicide? I can’t ask her that. I can’t even raise that question in the book, because that’s too painful. So in a way the book is constructed around these big gaping absences.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →