Shortlisted for the Galaxy Paperback of the Year and New Writer of the Year Awards 2011.
March 2011 Debut of the Month.
This debut novel, charting the up and down, but unbreakable bond between a brother and sister, has been described by reviewers as ‘a little piece of heaven’, ‘enchanting’ and ‘completely incredible’. High praise indeed – but rest assured we wholeheartedly agree and urge you to make space for this story about childhood and growing up, the loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life. You need it for yourself and for your bookshelf. Read the Opening Extract today…
WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fiction. Spanning four decades, from 1968 onwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives. Stripped down to its bare bones, it's about the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
'Absolutely brilliant. Loved it so much. Up there with One Day and Skippy Dies in my 2010 faves.'
Graeme Neill, The Bookseller
'Bloody excellent book - the sort of thing Brit writers don't do very often - not so well, anyway. Kind of like a Brit John Irving.'
David Barnett, Guardian
'This is a stunning book, absolutely beautiful. There are very few books which come along and make you feel changed from the person who first started to read, but this is definitely one of them.'
Matthew Watterson, Asda
'I am truly loving it, this is definitely one of those books I will be insisting everyone reads. It is so beautifully written...can't wait to get home to finish it.'
Helen Brennan, Amazon
'A fantastic novel; sensitive and heartbreaking it shows a tender portrayal of familial love and friendship but also contains an optimism I found genuinely warming. A riveting read.'
Nicola Budd, Daunts Bookshop, Marylebone
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
|Publication date:||3rd March 2011|
|Publisher:||Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
Sarah Winman grew up in Essex. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. When God Was a Rabbit is her first novel. She lives in London.More About Sarah Winman