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I Saw A Man (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 28/05/2015

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The stunning new novel from Owen Sheers - as heard on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime.

Shortlisted for the Prix Femina Étranger 2015

The event that changed all of their lives happened on a Saturday afternoon in June, just minutes after Michael Turner - thinking the Nelsons' house was empty - stepped through their back door.

After the sudden loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves to London and quickly develops a close friendship with the Nelson family next door. Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. Despite this, the new friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything. Michael is left bearing a burden of grief and a secret he must keep, but the truth can only be kept at bay for so long.

Moving from London and New York to the deserts of Nevada, I Saw a Man is a brilliant exploration of violence, guilt and attempted redemption, written with the pace and grip of a thriller. Owen Sheers takes the reader from close observation of the domestic sphere to some of the most important questions and dilemmas of the contemporary world.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571317721
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 27 mm
Edition: Main

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“Great story of guilt,redemption and grief..”

This novel surprises you in every level. In each chapter your opinion on the story and its characters change and your attention is required in the utmost level to get to grips with how wonderfully and originally this... More

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“Really good read. Not what you expect at any point.”

I really enjoyed this book. It isn't what you think it is when you read the cover. It isn't what you think it is after you've read the first few chapters. It isn't what you think it is even 3/4 of... More

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Bookread2day

“Great story”

After the loss of his his wife, Micheal Turner moves to London and develops a close friendship with the Nelson family next door. But one saturday afternoon he stepped through their open back door and could see no sign... More

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