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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 James 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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  • Disponibilité

    À paraître

  • Nombre de pages

    400 Pages

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  • Support principal

    Grand format

Douglas Stuart

  • Naissance : 31-5-1976
  • Age : 45 ans

Douglas Stuart, né en 31 mai 1976 à Glasgow, est un écrivain britannique.
Douglas Stuart a obtenu une licence au Scottish College of Textiles et une maîtrise au Royal College of Art de Londres. Il s'installe à New York à l'âge de 24 ans pour commencer une carrière dans la création de mode.

Il a travaillé pour de nombreuses marques, dont Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic et Jack Spade1.

Il possède la double nationalité britannique et américaine.