I Saw a Man : a novel / Owen Sheers.

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    • Publication Information:
      First United States Edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "An utterly stunning novel of love, loss, the insidious nature of secrets, and the enduring power of words. I Saw a Man fulfills the promise of Owen Sheers's acclaimed novel, Resistance. While on assignment in Pakistan, Caroline Turner is killed in a drone strike. Her grief-stricken husband, Michael, leaves their cottage in Wales and returns to London to try to build a new life. He quickly develops a close friendship with his neighbors, Josh and Samantha Nelson and their two young daughters. Michael's friendship with the Nelsons marks the beginning of a long healing process, which is interrupted when Michael receives a letter from the soldier responsible for Caroline's death. After much soul-searching, the truth is the path the solider has chosen so he can begin to rebuild his life. The letter stirs up complex emotions that overwhelm Michael and cloud his judgment. Shortly thereafter, a terrible accident involving one of Josh and Samantha's daughters brings more grief and the burden of a shattering secret into Michael's life. When Josh learns the truth about what happened on that fateful day, Michael knows he must leave London. He moves to New York, where he leads the empty existence of a haunted man. What path to redemption will Michael choose? The answer is eloquent, resonant, and completely unforgettable"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9780385529075 (hardback)
      0385529074 (hardback)
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    • ABNT:
      SHEERS, O. I Saw a Man : a novel. First United States Edition. [s. l.]: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2015. ISBN 9780385529075. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469690. Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Sheers O. I Saw a Man : A Novel. First United States Edition. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday; 2015. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469690
    • APA:
      Sheers, O. (2015). I Saw a Man : a novel (First United States Edition.). Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sheers, Owen. 2015. I Saw a Man : A Novel. First United States Edition. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469690.
    • Harvard:
      Sheers, O. (2015) I Saw a Man : a novel. First United States Edition. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469690 (Accessed: 20 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sheers, O 2015, I Saw a Man : a novel, First United States Edition., Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, viewed 20 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Sheers, Owen. I Saw a Man : A Novel. First United States Edition., Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469690.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sheers, Owen. I Saw a Man : A Novel. First United States Edition. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469690.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sheers O. I Saw a Man : a novel [Internet]. First United States Edition. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday; 2015 [cited 2020 Oct 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.469690


Booklist Reviews 2015 May #1

Sheers follows his widely praised WWII novel, Resistance (2008), with a tale set in more recent Great Recession times. In a bucolic corner of London, a married couple befriends a young widower who has just moved in next door. They sympathize with the man, who is mourning his photographer wife killed by American drone fire, not realizing that he will become the person latently responsible for the death of their four-year-old daughter. In this chain reaction tragedy, few characters are left as solely victims or perpetrators. Grief doesn't teach many lessons. The young widower can't appreciate the similarity of his failure to intervene when the four-year-old's life might have been saved to the Las Vegas drone operator's decision not to avert a missile even when he suspected civilians might be in the target area. By setting the story amid the fall of Lehman Brothers and American drone strikes on the Pakistani border, Sheers indicts not only his characters but also the wider culture for the ways in which we shirk culpability. This is less a thriller than a character-driven exploration of the impact of tragedy on individual lives. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.