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Not my father's son : a memoir

Author: Alan Cumming
Publisher: New York : Dey ST., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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When television producers approached Alan Cumming to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show, he hoped to solve the mystery of his maternal grandfather's disappearance that had long cast a shadow over his family. But this was not the only mystery laid before Alan. Alan 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cumming, Alan, 1965-
Not my father's son.
New York : Dey Street Books, 2014
(DLC) 2014017071
Named Person: Alan Cumming; Alan Cumming
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Cumming
ISBN: 9780062225061 0062225065 9780062225078 0062225073
OCLC Number: 868644016
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Then and now --
Cancel, continue --
Moving on --
Postcript.
Responsibility: Alan Cumming.

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When television producers approached Alan Cumming to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show, he hoped to solve the mystery of his maternal grandfather's disappearance that had long cast a shadow over his family. But this was not the only mystery laid before Alan. Alan 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, whom Alan had not seen or spoken to for more than a decade when he reconnected just before filming for Who Do You Think You Are? began. He had a secret he had to share, one that would shock his son to his very core and set into motion a journey that would change Alan's life forever.

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