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Tin Man

(2017)
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"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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"It's exquisite. There are stories you just feel privileged to read. Sarah's writing breaks you and heals you, all in the same moment, and I haven't been so moved, and so in love with a book and its characters in a very long time." - Joanna Cannon

"Tin Man is Winman's best novel yet. The playful subversiveness still bubbles away but there's a new candour there, an acceptance of needs and flaws that proves deeply touching. This is storytelling as cruelly kind as fate itself." - Patrick Gale

"This is an astoundingly beautiful book. It drips with tenderness. It breaks your heart and warms it all at once." - Matt Haig

"Heart-breaking and heart-making." - Ali Land


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Used availability for Sarah Winman's Tin Man

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tin Man: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Winman
ISBN: 0-7352-1872-2 / 978-0-7352-1872-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tin Man: Costa Shortlisted 2017
Author(s): Sarah Winman
ISBN: 0-7553-9095-4 / 978-0-7553-9095-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tin Man: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Winman
ISBN: 0-7352-1876-5 / 978-0-7352-1876-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tin Man
Author(s): Sarah Winman
ISBN: 0-7352-3515-5 / 978-0-7352-3515-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tin Man: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Sarah Winman
ISBN: 0-525-63188-7 / 978-0-525-63188-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tin Man
Author(s): Sarah Winman
ISBN: 0-7553-9097-0 / 978-0-7553-9097-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tin Man
Author(s): Sarah Winman
ISBN: 0-7553-9096-2 / 978-0-7553-9096-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tin Man India Only
Author(s): Winman Sarah
ISBN: 1-4722-5215-2 / 978-1-4722-5215-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tin Man: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Winman
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tin Man: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Winman
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tin Man
Author(s): Sarah Winman
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon   


July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tin Man
Author(s): Sarah Winman
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tin Man
Author(s): Sarah Winman
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tin Man
Author(s): Sarah Winman
Publisher: Viking
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Tin Man: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Winman
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   


July 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tin Man
Author(s): Sarah Winman
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tin Man: The Book of the Year, Tender, Moving and Beautiful
Author(s): Sarah Winman
Publisher: Tinder Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU