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.
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.
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.
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
This is an astoundingly beautiful book. It drips with tenderness. It breaks your heart and warms it all at once — Matt Haig
[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)
An exquisitely crafted tale of love and loss — Guardian
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 may be a short novel, at just 195 pages, but it packs an enormous punch — Independent
[Tin Man has] themes of childhood bonds and traumas, and gay love, which she evokes with tender sympathy — The Times
A beautifully written novel — Daily Mail
Heart-wrenching... a short but powerful novel about love and friendship — Woman & Home
This book is why I read — Nina Pottell, Prima
I didn't think a perfect book could exist, I was wrong — Simon Savidge
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
[A] beautiful story about love, loss and longing — Red Magazine
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
Heart-breaking and heart-making — Ali Land, author of GOOD ME, BAD ME
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
A beautiful, life-giving book that will constantly surprise you — Attitude
'It was beautiful, and occasionally, it hurt,' says Michael - and this exactly describes the wonder of this bruisingly tender book — Psychologies magazine
Emotionally charged — Express.co.uk