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The Man I Think I Know

(2018)
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'Beautifully written, thought-provoking and completely charming.' Ruth Hogan

'Mike Gayle is the king of touching, human stories, and this big-hearted book is his best yet' Heat, 5*

This is the stunning new novel from bestselling author Mike Gayle, for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. A powerfuland bittersweet story of an unexpected male friendship and an unlikely love story, a thought provoking storyline told with Mike's distinctive wit and insight, touching on issues which affect us all. This uplifting tale reminds us of the simple courage at the heart of every human being.

Ever since The Incident, James DeWitt has stayed on the safe side.

He likes to know what happens next.

Danny Allen is not on the safe side. He is more past the point of no return.

The past is about to catch up with both of them in a way that which will change their lives forever, unexpectedly.

But redemption can come in the most unlikely ways.

Look out for Mike's new novel, Half a World Away, available to pre-order now!

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Praise for The Man I Think I Know

'Beautifully written, thought-provoking and completely charming . . . reminds us that the everyday things we take for granted without realising how precious they are, can be snatched away in an instant with catastrophic consequences' Ruth Hogan

'That rarest of things; a moving, beautifully written novel about male friendship . . . I absolutely loved it' Lisa Jewell

'Mike is always wise and wonderful, but this is a whole new departure for him - read it!' Jenny Colgan

You'll be both laughing and on the edge of tears with this brilliant read' Fabulous magazine

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Readers are raving about this book!

'This is one of those books that is tugging on your heartstrings one moment and has you laughing out loud the next - another stunning plot line and narrative from Mike Gayle.'

'I loved the narrative and I left this novel feeling totally uplifted . . . I now feel like there is some hope in the world!'

'This book is sad, funny, quirky, touching, heartbreaking but - and this is going to sound totally cliched and corny - life affirming.'

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Mike is always wise and wonderful, but this is a whole new departure for him - read it!" - Jenny Colgan

"The Man I Think I Know is gloriously good. Touching, uplifting, brave and funny, it's a story of life, second chances and daring to believe in better things. James and Danny's friendship is beautifully portrayed: I was rooting for them from the start and cheering them to the finish. I defy anyone not to fall in love with this book. Downright wonderful!" - Miranda Dickinson

"A pair of characters a was rooting for from the start and cheering for by the end." - Ruth Hogan

"That rarest of things; a moving, beautifully written novel about male friendship. The Man I Think I Know is a truthful, wise and wonderfully redemptive story about men stripped bare of the traditional ideals of masculinity - success, strength, power - learning to face up to the real world. I absolutely loved it." - Lisa Jewell

"A very special book. A moving, thought-provoking storyline told with humour and insight. I loved the distinctive voices of James and Danny and really missed them when I finished it!" - Tracy Rees


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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Man I Think I Know: A feel-good, uplifting story of the most unlikely friendship
Author(s): Mike Gayle
ISBN: 1-4736-0898-8 / 978-1-4736-0898-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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April 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: The Man I Think I Know
Author(s): Mike Gayle
ISBN: 1-4448-4053-3 / 978-1-4448-4053-7 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Man I Think I Know: A feel-good, uplifting story of the most unlikely friendship
Author(s): Mike Gayle
ISBN: 1-4736-0899-6 / 978-1-4736-0899-3 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Man I Think I Know: A feel-good, uplifting story of the most unlikely friendship
Author(s): Mike Gayle
ISBN: 1-4736-0900-3 / 978-1-4736-0900-6 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Man I Think I Know: A feel-good, uplifting story of the most unlikely friendship
Author(s): Mike Gayle
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April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Man I Think I Know: A feel-good, uplifting story of the most unlikely friendship
Author(s): Mike Gayle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU