“My favorite book of the year was Tin Man. Sparsely written and achingly beautiful…. The most powerful take on love, loss and vulnerability I’ve read in years.” (A Cup of Jo)
From internationally best-selling 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 12-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 out at you, Tin Man is a love letter to human kindness and friendship and to loss and living.