|This is what Gianna did to my yard. We must plot revenge.|
I Saw a Man weaves together a few stories, but mostly circles around a man named Michael. His wife, a journalist named Carolyn, was killed in a drone strike while she was meeting with an Afghan warlord. Michael is understandably distraught over the death of his wife and moves to a new flat in London to begin his life again. He soon befriends his neighbors, a couple named Josh and Samantha, and their two children. While grieving, a catastrophic event further alters Michael's, Josh's, and Samantha's lives in an instant.
|This is Owen Sheers.|
Woven into Michael's story is the story of the drone pilot in Las Vegas who had piloted the craft that killed Michael's wife. I Saw a Man focuses on the instants when lives change. Accidents happen that can shake us to the core, and how we deal with shock, anger, grief, and the emotions that come with disaster are at the heart of this novel.