A heartbreaking novel of an extraordinary lifelong friendship.
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Winner of the Christopher Isherwood Prize
Shortlisted for the Portico 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
‘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.
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.
A joyful, warm and heart-filling tribute to the million-petalled flower of male friendship.
Starts as a celebration of wild youth and music but then turns into something tender and heartbreaking about friendship and time. I loved it.
A tight, delicate and soulful novel about the power of enduring friendship and making the best of your life no matter what.
The book which has meant most to me this year . . . About the really important things: the transformative power of music and good times, friendship, love and loss.
It’s so beautiful . . . The love between friends, between men, is so rarely celebrated. It’s gorgeous.
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