Not my father's son : A Memoir. / Alan Cumming.
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- ISBN: 9780062225085 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
Dark, painful memories can be like a cage. Or, in the case of Alan Cumming, they can be packed away in a box, stuck in the attic to be forgotten. Until one day the box explodes and all the memories flood back in horrible detail. Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alex Cumming, Alan's father.When television producers approached Alan to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010, he enthusiastically agreed. He hoped to solve a mystery that had long cast a shadow over his family. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared into the Far East after WWII. Alan's mother knew very little about him—he had been a courier, carrying information between battalions on his motorbike. The last time she saw her father, Alan's mother was eight years old. When she was...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Dey Street Books, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5245 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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