by Andrew O'Hagan
3 June 2021
Winner of the Christopher Isherwood Prize A Guardian, Spectator, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Evening Standard Book of the Year 'What a stunning novel.' Graham Norton 'Funny, passionate, heartbreaking.' Tracey Thorn 'Life-enhancing.' Scotsman 'Unforgettable.' Colm Toibin 'Spectacular.' Books of the Year, Spectator 'An incredible book . . .
about men and how important friendship can be to men.' Douglas Stuart 'My god this is gorgeous. Wild, wise, wonderful . . . Absolutely brilliant.' Russell T Davies 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.