Mayflies by Andrew O'Hagan - signed 1st edition hardback
This 1st edition hardback (not 1st printing) copy of Mayflies has been signed by the author, Andrew O'Hagan.
'Mayflies is one of those novels to press into the hands of friends... I adored this book' - Carol Ann Duffy
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.
'A life-enhancing novel. It will stay with you and you will want to read it again.' Alan Massie, Scotsman
'A joyful, warm and heart-filling tribute to the million-petalled flower of male friendship.' John Self, The Times