Sarah Winman is the author of two novels, When God Was a Rabbit and A Year of Marvelous Ways, as well as screenplays and a play. She 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. Tin Man has recently been shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award.
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Reviews of Tin Man:
- “It was her first ever act of defiance. Like cutting off an ear. And she’d made it in public” – In the Guardian
- “There’s no magical realism to be found, but rather a drilling down through the cold layers of life” – In the Globe and Mail
Ellis and Michael are 12 when they become friends. For a while, it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more.
Fast-forward a decade or so: Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question: what happened in the years between?
With beautiful prose and characters that are so real they jump off the page, Tin Man is a love letter to human kindness and friendship, and to loss and living.