Mayflies: 'A stunning novel.' Graham Norton by Andrew O'Hagan ISBN:9780571273713

Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan

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‘An immensely engaging writer: wry and witty, and insightful.’ – Sunday Times

‘A vivid and meticulous writer.’ – Observer

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.

From the widely renowned author Andrew O’Hagan, a heartbreaking novel of an extraordinary lifelong friendship.


About the Author: Andrew O’Hagan was born in Glasgow. He has been nominated for the Booker Prize, was voted one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003, and he won the E.M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is Editor-at-Large of the London Review of Books and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

03 Jun 2021
 

Additional information

Format

Paperback / softback

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)

ISBN

9780571273713

Publication Date

03 Jun 2021

Mayflies: ‘A stunning novel.’ Graham Norton by Andrew O’Hagan ISBN 9780571273713

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