- Title Tin Man
- Author Sarah Winman
- Year 2017
- Genres LGBT, Romance
It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable. And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything.
This is such a gorgeous but sad book. Telling the story of a love affair from both sides - with two men struggling to find themselves, and the strong women beside them who facilitate their path. We start with Ellis who leads a lonely life and you don’t really know why until the back story begins to come out. His remembrances are all about the early days, and how everyone came together but also ended up apart.
The second half of the story follows Michael as he comes to terms with his new way of life, and how he chose solitude ahead of returning to his chosen family. And then the stories merge together and it all comes to a sorrowful conclusion. Beautifully written with great characters and filled with love.
Rating: 5 / 5