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Mayflies

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
An unforgettable coming-of-age novel that becomes a profound mediation on life, death, and 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--news that forces the life-long friends to confront their own mortality head-on. What follows is an incredibly moving examination of the responsibilities and obligations we have to those we love. Mayflies is at once a finely-tuned drama about the delicacy and impermanence of human connection and an urgent inquiry into some of the most important questions of all: Who are we? What do we owe to our friends? And what does it mean to love another person amidst tragedy?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2021 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Mayflies
Author(s): Andrew O'Hagan
ISBN: 0-7710-1891-6 / 978-0-7710-1891-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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September 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mayflies
Author(s): Andrew O'Hagan
ISBN: 0-571-27368-8 / 978-0-571-27368-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mayflies
Author(s): Andrew O'Hagan
ISBN: 0-571-27369-6 / 978-0-571-27369-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mayflies
Author(s): Andrew O'Hagan
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2021 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mayflies
Author(s): Andrew O'Hagan
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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September 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mayflies
Author(s): Andrew O'Hagan
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU