Winner of the Christopher Isherwood PrizeShortlisted for the Portico PrizeA 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 DaviesEveryone 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.