Author(s): Sarah Winman
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WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fiction. Winman's story is a mesmerising portrait of childhood and growing up - the loss of innocence, eccentricity and familial bonds. It is a book about friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between. Stripped down to its bare bones, it's the story 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
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.