August 1924. John Conrad arrives at his parents’ country house to celebrate his birthday with his family. As various guests converge, John ‘s father, Joseph Conrad, collapses.
Today is a remarkable debut novel, an investigation of bereavement, family and Englishness, beautiful in its understatement and profound in its psychological acuity.
“David Miller’s quiet, subtle novel is not merely a story about Conrad and a tribute to Conrad. It is a Conradian achievement in itself. A wonderful piece of fiction. Moving and revelatory” – A.N. Wilson