I Saw A Man

I Saw A Man

Hardback Published on: 28/05/2015
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I Saw A Man
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 l... READ MORE
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Synopsis

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: 549g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 27 mm

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I Saw A Man
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... READ MORE
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