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Mayflies (Hardback)
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Mayflies (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 03/09/2020
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Waterstones Says

Evoking a fully-rounded friendship with wit and psychological truth, O’Hagan’s masterful novel charts an epic night of debauchery in 1980s Manchester and its tragic aftermath thirty years later. 

Shortlisted for the Portico Prize 2022

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

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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571273683
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 398 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An immensely engaging writer: wry and witty, and insightful.' - Sunday Times

'A vivid and meticulous writer.' - Observer

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Terence, Bookseller Newry

“Teenage Kicks”

"Teenage dreams so hard to beat." These lyrics from John Peel's favourite record aptly applies to this new book by Andrew O'Hagan (which is more a novella), that is a heartfelt eulogy to teenage... More

“A portrait of a friendship....”

You don’t see many stories told about male friendship.

The first part of the story is set in Scotland in the summer of 1986, we follow James and his best friend Tully. The picture is one of youth, choice in music,... More

Hardback edition
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“Wonderful”

The first half of Mayflies set in the 80s is vibrant, funny, and exciting as a bunch of friends go to Manchester for a weekend to attend a concert. The second half of the novel set in the present day is extremely... More

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