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Mayflies

Mayflies

ISBN
9780571273713
Published
03/06/2021
9780571273713
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
304

About the Book

Winner of the Christopher Isherwood Prize

A Guardian, Spectator, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Evening Standard Book of the Year

‘What a stunning novel.’ Graham Norton


‘Funny, passionate, heartbreaking.’ Tracey Thorn

‘Life-enhancing.’ Scotsman

‘Unforgettable.’ Cólm Toibín

‘Spectacular.’ Books of the Year, Spectator

'An incredible book . . . about men and how important friendship can be to men.' Douglas Stuart

'My god this is gorgeous. Wild, wise, wonderful . . . Absolutely brilliant.' Russell T Davies

Everyone has a Tully Dawson: the friend who defines your life.

In the summer of 1986, James and Tully ignite a friendship based on music, films and the rebel spirit. With school over, they rush towards a magical weekend of youthful excess in Manchester played out against the greatest soundtrack ever recorded. And there a vow is made: to go at life differently.

Thirty years on, the phone rings. Tully has news.

Winner of the Christopher Isherwood PrizeA Guardian, Spectator, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Evening Standard Book of the Year‘What a stunning novel.’ Graham Norton‘Funny, passionate, heartbreaking.’ Tracey Thorn‘Life-enhancing.’ Scotsman‘Unforgettable.’ Cólm Toibín‘Spectacular.’ Books of the Year, Spectator'An incredible book . . . about men and how important friendship can be to men.' Douglas Stuart'My god this is gorgeous. Wild, wise, wonderful . . . Absolutely brilliant.' Russell T DaviesEveryone has a Tully Dawson: the friend who defines your life.In the summer of 1986, James and Tully ignite a friendship based on music, films and the rebel spirit. With school over, they rush towards a magical weekend of youthful excess in Manchester played out against the greatest soundtrack ever recorded. And there a vow is made: to go at life differently. Thirty years on, the phone rings. Tully has news.
  • Andrew O'Hagan

    Andrew O'Hagan is one of his generation's most exciting and most serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain. Following two previous nominations, his latest novel, The Illuminations, has been longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. He was voted one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He lives in London.

    Photo credit: Christina Jansen

“One of those novels to press into the hands of friends. Beautifully written . . . alert to time, place and the ordinary human . . Wise, poetic . . . I adored this book.”
- Carol Ann Duffy
“A joyful, warm and heart-filling tribute to the million-petalled flower of male friendship.”
- The Times