Fathers by Sam Miller
Sam Miller, a journalist and author, is the son of Karl Miller, the much-admired literary editor and grand man of letters.
The pair enjoyed a close relationship, with a shared love of books, football and teasing jokes.
But after his father’s death, the son became compelled to explore the great unspoken halfsecret of his life: his biological father was not actually Karl, but Karl’s great, late friend Tony White.
Somehow, the three adults in this triangle managed to accommodate the fact of Sam’s paternity with marriage and friendships remaining intact – largely, it often seems, by talking about football instead.
In this book, Sam reminisces fondly about Karl’s last months, and researches more of biological