Mayflies by Andrew O'Hagan + Faber Members Free Event Ticket

Mayflies by Andrew O'Hagan + Faber Members Free Event Ticket

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Order your copy of Mayflies now, and you'll automatically receive a free ticket for our online event with Andrew O'Hagan and Edmund Gordon on Wednesday 9 September at 7 p.m.

Please be sure to enter your email address when ordering  – you will be emailed a link on the afternoon of the event; if you have not received a link by 4pm on that day, please email

Mayflies will be published on 3 September 2020; orders will be dispatched on that date.

From the publisher:

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

'A vivid and meticulous writer.' Observer

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.