Tin Man (Hardcover)

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Ellis is an Oxford working class 45-yr-old widower, who gave up his dream as an artist to work in a metal shop.  We follow his life as a young man, his close relationship to Michael and subsequent romance with his future wife, leading to a life-changing decision.  Like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, this tin man doesnt think he has a heart, but he does. A sweet read.

— From Robin's Picks

May 2018 Indie Next List


“Michael loves Ellis, Ellis loves Annie, and Annie loves them both. Yet Sarah Winman's blistering novel Tin Man is anything but the usual love triangle. Instead, Winman asks us to consider what remains of love after its object is gone. She crowds this spare little book, set in London, Oxford, and the south of France, with vivid portraits of loss and mourning. At once terse and expansive, Tin Man is a firework flashing in the night - gone too soon but burned forever into the reader's memory.”
— David Enyeart, Common Good Books, St. Paul, MN

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Shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award

"This is an astoundingly beautiful book. It drips with tenderness. It breaks your heart and warms it all at once."--Matt Haig, author of How to Stop Time

From internationally bestselling author Sarah Winman comes an unforgettable and heartbreaking novel celebrating love in all its forms, and the little moments that make up the life of one man.

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

Ellis and Michael are twelve-year-old boys 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?

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.

About the Author


Sarah Winman is the author of two novels, When God Was a Rabbit and A Year of Marvelous Ways. 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780735218727
ISBN-10: 0735218722
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: May 15th, 2018
Pages: 224
Language: English

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