SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD
From the internationally bestselling author of WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT comes a heartbreaking celebration of love in all its forms, and the moments that illuminate the life of one man.
This is almost a love story. But it's not as simple as that.
'Her best novel to date' Observer
'An exquisitely crafted tale of love and loss' Guardian
'A marvel' Sunday Express
'Astoundingly beautiful' Matt Haig
It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things.
And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael,
who are inseparable.
And the boys become men,
and then Annie walks into their lives,
and it changes nothing and everything.
Tin Man sees Sarah Winman follow the acclaimed success of When God Was A Rabbit and A Year Of Marvellous Ways with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sarah Winman’s third novel is a beautiful, sensitive story about love, loss, and friendship. It’s focused on the relationship between childhood friends Ellis and Michael. Each tells the tale from his own, boldly contrasting perspective, unveiling a full kaleidoscope of emotions—sometimes with brutal frankness, sometimes with poetic elegance. Tin Man will devastate and elate you in equal measure. Keep some Kleenex handy.
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Beautiful haunting read
This book is moving and heartwarming. I love the structure and the way it is written. It is like a beautiful painting of love.
What a beautifully written book. There are some wonderful phrases which you read and then just have to read again because they are so unusual and so perfect. Definitely an author whose work I will seek out.
Well written...to be honest I was bored, I appreciated the writing, but it just wasn't for me.