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Young Mungo

Young Mungo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Stuart, Douglas

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From Booker-prizewinner Douglas Stuart an extraordinary, page-turning second novel, a vivid portrayal of working-class life and a highly suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic Jame...s live in the hyper-masculine and violently sectarian world of Glasgow's housing estates. They should be sworn enemies if they're to be seen as men at all, and yet they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. As they find themselves falling in love, they dream of escaping the grey city, and Mungo works especially hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his elder brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold. But the threat of discovery is constant and the punishment unspeakable. When Mungo's mother sends him on a fishing trip to a loch in Western Scotland with two strange men whose drunken banter belies murky pasts, he will need to summon all his inner strength and courage to get back to a place of safety, a place where he and James might still have a future. Imbuing the everyday world of its characters with rich lyricism and giving full voice to people rarely acknowledged in literary fiction, Douglas Stuart's Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the bounds of masculinity, the push and pull of family, the violence faced by so many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much.
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ISBN 9781529068771
Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529068771
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 12 Apr 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Stuart, Douglas
Category Modern Fiction
Family & Other Relationships: General
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 496g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Glasgow Scotland - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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