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Mayflies by Andrew O'Hagan


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Mayflies by Andrew O'Hagan
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May 18, 2021 | ISBN 9780771018916

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Mayflies is one of those novels to press into the hands of friends. Beautifully written – wise, funny, poetic, alert to time, place and the ordinary human… I adored this book. ― Carol Ann Duffy

Mayflies is entirely unexpected; a joyful, warm and heart-filling tribute to the million-petalled flower of male friendship. This book will last beyond these feverish times: it’s not just a reminder that culture makes the worst things bearable, but a beautiful example of it in action. ― The Times

A rare thing: a life-enhancing novel about death. It will stay with you and you will want to read it again. ― Scotsman

Life-loving and elegiac. ― Observer

A delightful nostalgia trip of enduring teenage friendship … an affecting and evocative picture of an era and a relationship. ― Daily Telegraph

O’Hagan has written a tight, delicate and soulful novel … about the power of enduring friendship. ― Sunday Times

An assured and self-contained piece of theatre, in which love of many kinds is tested, Mayflies is rich in allusions, gracefully written, yet vigorous … This is a book of high artistic ambition, and a reminder, were it needed, of the seriousness that fiction can address … O’Hagan’s achievement is not to flinch from reality, nor to wallow in misery, but to fill the pages with roaring life, right up to the last kick of the ball. ― The Herald

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone and read Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel . Mayflies is a lifetime book. ― The Australian

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