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Sarah Winman
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Tin Man

Sarah Winman



Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


208 pages

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ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— This third book from Winman is very different from her others (When God was a RabbitA Year of Marvellous Ways). There's no magic realism - something I love as a reader, though others don't - but there is the beautiful writing and fully-fleshed, believable characters that have characterised her work. I'll go so far as to say this is my favourite book of the year so far, and I don't really think it will be topped. In all ways this is a perfect book, from its narrative structure to its depiction of loss, grief, friendship, love and survival.

It's almost impossible to describe this book without giving away the plot, such as it is, but it is about a man who has lost everything he valued. Ellis works in an automotive factory, going through the motions after the two loves of his life died five years previously. He is haunted by grief and regret and the sheer weariness of keeping going when there seems to be nothing left to live for. The reader learns what he has lost, but we also see the first shoots of regrowth… An entirely believable and truly moving story, one you can go back to and read again and again. I have - four times now. I suspect I will keep this one close! Lindy Jones


The unforgettable and achingly tender new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller When God was a Rabbit and the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller A Year of Marvellous Ways.

It begins with a painting won in a raffle: 15 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 her previous novels with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living.

By:   Sarah Winman
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 171mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   230g
ISBN:   9780755390960
ISBN 10:   0755390962
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. She has written two novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS.

Winman writes with a poetry that makes the impact of Tin Man so much greater than its 200 pages... ephemeral yet powerful... Every fleeting moment is worth repeating, again and again * Stylist * 'It was beautiful, and occasionally, it hurt,' says Michael - and this exactly describes the wonder of this bruisingly tender book * Psychologies magazine * A beautiful, life-giving book that will constantly surprise you * Attitude * It's exquisite. There are stories you just feel privileged to read. Sarah's writing breaks you and heals you, all in the same moment, and I haven't been so moved, and so in love with a book and its characters in a very long time -- Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP Tin Man is Winman's best novel yet. The playful subversiveness still bubbles away but there's a new candour there, an acceptance of needs and flaws that proves deeply touching. This is storytelling as cruelly kind as fate itself -- Patrick Gale Heart-breaking and heart-making -- Ali Land, author of GOOD ME, BAD ME I didn't think a perfect book could exist, I was wrong -- Simon Savidge This book is why I read -- Nina Pottell * Prima * This is an astoundingly beautiful book. It drips with tenderness. It breaks your heart and warms it all at once -- Matt Haig

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