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Tin Man: The Book of the Year, Tender, Moving and Beautiful

Tin Man: The Book of the Year, Tender, Moving and Beautiful

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 27th July 2017

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755390984

Reviews

This is an astoundingly beautiful book. It drips with tenderness. It breaks your heart and warms it all at once
Matt Haig
This book is why I read
Nina Pottell, Prima
I didn't think a perfect book could exist, I was wrong
Simon Savidge
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
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
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
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
Heart-wrenching... a short but powerful novel about love and friendship
Woman & Home
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
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
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
Emotionally charged
Express.co.uk
[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