By Alan Cumming
'One of the main memorable, heart-stopping autobiographies i've got ever read' STEPHEN FRY
A manhattan instances BESTSELLER
Alan Cumming grew up within the grip of a guy who held his relatives hostage, a person who meted out violence with a daunting ease, who waged a silent conflict with himself that typically spilled over onto each person round him. That guy was once Alan's father, Alex Cumming.
Alex used to be the darkish, enigmatic middle of Cumming kinfolk existence. yet he was once now not the single secret. Alan's maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the a long way East after the second one global warfare. The final time Alan's mom observed her father she used to be 8 years previous. whilst she was once 13, the relations was once trained that he had died in an unintended shooting.
Curious to discover this moment secret, Alan dedicated to filming an episode of the BBC's Who Do you're thinking that you're? Then all of the sudden, his father, who Alan and his brother had no longer visible or spoken to for greater than a decade, known as. He had a mystery he needed to proportion, person who might surprise his son to his very center and set in movement a trip that might switch Alan's existence forever.
At instances suspenseful, every now and then deeply relocating, yet continuously courageous and sincere, no longer My Father's Son is a robust tale approximately embracing the simplest elements of the prior and triumphantly pushing the darkness apart.