In this poignant book, the writer and investigative journalist Katharine Quarmby
describes the 20 year search for her Iranian birth father and her own adoption history.
She links this narrative to the wider story that she uncovered during her search
- of the many missing Iranian military fathers, who disappeared after the Iranian
Revolution, but who are still sought by so many Iranian love-children in Britain
today. Her narrative is a meditation on the importance of both birth and adoptive
families - and a challenge to those who would set aside the importance of race as
a factor in adoption. She describes what it feels like to search and discover your
roots, in a moving story that takes her to Iran undercover, on a secret visit - a
visit that changes her forever. The love of the parents who raised her gave her the
courage to find her birth father. This is her tribute to both her families.