By Alan Cumming
'One of the main memorable, heart-stopping autobiographies i've got ever read' STEPHEN FRY
A big apple occasions BESTSELLER
Alan Cumming grew up within the grip of a guy who held his kinfolk hostage, somebody who meted out violence with a daunting ease, who waged a silent battle with himself that typically spilled over onto all people round him. That guy was once Alan's father, Alex Cumming.
Alex used to be the darkish, enigmatic center of Cumming relatives lifestyles. yet he was once now not the one secret. Alan's maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the a ways East after the second one global battle. The final time Alan's mom observed her father she was once 8 years previous. while she used to be 13, the kinfolk 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 obvious or spoken to for greater than a decade, referred to as. He had a mystery he needed to percentage, person who might surprise his son to his very center and set in movement a trip that may swap Alan's existence forever.
At instances suspenseful, from time to time deeply relocating, yet regularly courageous and sincere, now not My Father's Son is a robust tale approximately embracing the easiest features of the earlier and triumphantly pushing the darkness apart.