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I Saw A Man

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.

I Saw a Man was published by Faber & Faber in June 2015.

Author: Owen Sheers
Agent: Zoë Waldie
Territories: English USA: Doubleday US English Canada: Random House Canada Dutch: Ambo Uitgevers Danish: Gylendalske Boghandel Spanish: Random House Spain French: Editions Payot-Rivages German: Deutsche Verlags-Anstatt Hebrew: Keter Publishing House
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