*Re-issued with a new cover in 2015*
Tully Makker is a tough young woman from the wrong side of the tracks and she is not always easy to like. But if Tully gives friendship and loyalty, she gives them for good, and she forms an enduring bond with Jennifer and Julie, schoolfriends from very different backgrounds. As they grow into the world of the seventies and eighties, the lives of the three best friends are changed forever by two young men, Robin and Jack, and a tragedy which engulfs them all.
Against the odds, Tully emerges into young womanhood, marriage and a career. At last Tully Makker has life under control. And then life strikes back in the most unexpected way of all . . .
Powerful, enchanting, extraordinary, 'Tully' is one of the most exciting debut novels for many years from an astonishing young writer.
I tend to forget most books as soon as I am done reading them but I can still remember this one it follows the life of Tully from her teenage years to adulthood. Although I couldn t empathise with the character and some of her pivotal decisions in her life, somehow the book still managed to evoke such an emotion out of me and ingrained itself into my brain that it would be remiss of me not to recommend it.