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 Marvelous Ways.
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.
Review by Ben Hunter
This is a tender and moving novel that richly rewards the reader with language and honesty. I was won over from the outset, and everyone I've talked to about this book is incapable of faulting it. Moving elegantly from life to life, the economic prose inhabits the realms of kindness and loss that define us. The protagonist, Ellis, becomes completely tangible for the reader. I feel like I've sat down and had long conversations with him.
Please read Tin Man
. Emotions will be stirred, sentences will be quoted, and this little yellow book will become a part of your life.
About the Author
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 Marvelous Ways
and Tin Man.
A Year of Marvellous Ways is like Dylan Thomas given a sexy rewrite by Angela Carter - Patrick Gale
Praise for Sarah Winman: 'Captivating...rendered with an appealing frankness, precision and emotional acuity' - Observer
Beautifully true... A superb debut - The Times
Beautiful prose that ebbs and flows - Independent
Winman excels in her sweeping prose and her unwavering theme of love in all its forms - Stylist
A truly enchanting book - Irish Times
Beautifully written - Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine
A powerful look at how people can love one another - Woman's Day