Mayflies, Andrew O’Hagan ( paperback 3 June 2021)


Winner of the Christopher Isherwood Prize

A Guardian, Spectator, Sunday Times, Financial Times Book of the Year

This is about men and how important friendship can be to men.' 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. Packs an emotional punch but also with humour and nostalgia for 1980's Manchester!