Train Man: A heart-breaking, life-affirming story of loss and new beginnings

Andrew Mulligan (Author)


'Brilliant... profoundly affecting. A beautiful story' - RUTH JONES, author of Never Greener


Michael is a broken man. He's waiting for the 09.46 to Gloucester, so as to reach Crewe for 11.22: the platforms are long at Crewe and he can walk easily into the path of a high-speed train to London. He's planned it all: a net of tangerines (for when the refreshments trolley is cancelled), and a juice carton, full of whisky.

He longs to silence the voices in his head: ex-partners, colleagues, and the unbearable memories of work and school. What Michael hasn't factored in, however, is a twelve-minute delay. He's going to miss his connection - and make a few new ones...


'An absorbing novel...set in the comic wonderland of the English rail network ' Daily Mail

'Carefully crafted and with an undertow of melancholy, Train Man is reminiscent of Nick Hornby's high-concept scenarios ' Guardian

'Mulligan's prose...delivers a strong human story with impressive skill' Mail on Sunday

Product Details

£8.99  £8.36
Vintage Publishing
Publish Date
16 July 2020

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