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A remarkable and profoundly moving debut novel about the fragility of family love, the resilience of the living, the durability of memory and the experience of bereavement.

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Today by David Miller

August 1924. John Conrad arrives at his parents' home on the outskirts of Canterbury, where family and friends are assembling for the bank holiday weekend. His crippled mother has been discharged from a nursing home, his brother drives down from London with wife and child. But as the guests converge, John's father dies. Today follows the numb implications of sudden death: the surprise, the shock, the deep fissures in a family exposed through grief. But there is also laughter, fraud and theft; the continuation of life, all viewed through the eyes of Lilian Hallowes - John's father's secretary - never quite at the centre of things but always observing, the still point in a turning world. Today is a remarkable debut, an investigation of bereavement, family and Englishness, beautiful in its understatement and profound in its psychological acuity.

Reviews

A beautifully written debut - The Sunday Times

An impressive debut distinguished by its spot-on period detail - The Financial Times

A quietly elegiac novel... Compelling - The Guardian

About the Author

David Miller lives in West London with his wife, the writer Kate Colquhoun, and their two sons. He was born in Edinburgh in 1966 and educated in Canterbury and at Cambridge. He is a director of the literary agency Rogers, Coleridge & White, Ltd. Today is his first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2012

Author

David Miller

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Author's Website

www.drearyagent.com/
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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781848876064

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