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Sarah Winman
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Tin Man

Sarah Winman



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


224 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 beautiful and heartbreaking new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT.

'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 MARVELOUS WAYS with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living.

By:   Sarah Winman
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 205mm,  Width: 198mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   162g
ISBN:   9780755390977
ISBN 10:   0755390970
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   March 2018
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 three novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT, A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS and TIN MAN.

Emotionally charged * * '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 * 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 Tin Man sparkles with a timeless beauty that few other authors can invoke... disarmingly lovely and unequivocally heart breaking...Forget every other novel released this month and just read Tin Man, it's the perfect tale of love, loss and life * Culturefly * [A] beautiful story about love, loss and longing * Red Magazine * 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 * I didn't think a perfect book could exist, I was wrong -- Simon Savidge This book is why I read -- Nina Pottell * Prima * Heart-wrenching... a short but powerful novel about love and friendship * Woman & Home * A beautifully written novel * Daily Mail * [Tin Man has] themes of childhood bonds and traumas, and gay love, which she evokes with tender sympathy * The Times * Tin Man may be a short novel, at just 195 pages, but it packs an enormous punch * Independent * 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 An exquisitely crafted tale of love and loss * Guardian * [Tin Man] is a marvel, full of love, longing and loss, huge emotions described in such a beautifully understated way that their impact is all the more powerful * Sunday Express (S Magazine) * This is an astoundingly beautiful book. It drips with tenderness. It breaks your heart and warms it all at once -- Matt Haig The writing is powerful and yet understated, whether in Winman's observations about relationships or her evocations of landscapes. With her skilful command of language and deep emotional insight, Winman has produced in the exquisitely crafted Tin Man her best novel to date. * Observer *

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