Mayflies

Andrew O'Hagan

£14.99

An unusual friendship; an extraordinary soundtrack

Hardback

Fiction

ISBN: 9780571273683

Published September 2020

288 pages

Description

Everyone has a Tully Dawson: the friend who defines your life. In the summer of 1986, in a small Scottish town, James and Tully ignite a brilliant friendship based on music, films and the rebel spirit. With school over and the locked world of their fathers before them, they rush towards the climax of their youth: a magical weekend in Manchester, the epicentre of everything that inspires them in working-class Britain. There, against the greatest soundtrack ever recorded, a vow is made: to go at life differently.

Thirty years on, half a life away, the phone rings. Tully has news. Mayflies is a memorial to youth’s euphorias and to everyday tragedy. A tender goodbye to an old union, it discovers the joy and the costs of love.

 

Reviews

Mayflies is one of those novels to press into the hands of friends… I adored this book” – Carol Ann Duffy

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm