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Tin Man by Sarah Winman. Book Review.

Tin Man by Sarah Winman. Book Review.

Tin Man by Sarah Winman. Book Review.Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Published by Hachette, Tinder Press on 2017
Genres: Fiction, Literary fiction
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The unforgettable and emotionally devastating 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.

This is almost a love story.

Ellis and Michael are twelve when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more.

But then we fast forward a decade or so, to find that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question, what happened in the years between?

This is almost a love story. But it's not as simple as that.

There’s something about first love, isn’t there? she said. It’s untouchable to those who played no part in it. But it’s the measure of all that follows, she said.

Sarah Winman in Tin Man

 

Tin Man is a stunning piece of literature. At once brutally honest and yet achingly beautiful, this examination of life and love and loss captures the essence of the human experience.

Tin Man by Sarah Winman, book review

five-stars
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