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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ''Prepare your hearts, for Douglas Stuart is back. After the extraordinary success of Shuggie Bain , his second novel, Young Mungo , is another beautiful and moving book, a gay Romeo and Juliet set in the brutal world of Glasgow''s housing estates.'' The Observer The extraordinary, powerful second novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain , Young Mungo is both a vivid portrayal of working-class life and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world. They are caught between two of Glasgow''s housing estates, where young working-class men divide themselves along sectarian lines, and fight territorial battles for the sake of reputation. 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 doocot that James has built for his prize racing pigeons. As they begin to fall in love, they dream of escaping the grey city, and Mungo must work 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 behind whose drunken banter lie murky pasts, he needs 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, Douglas Stuart''s Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the meaning of masculinity, the push and pull of family, the violence faced by so many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much.

  • Auteur(s)

    Douglas Stuart

  • Éditeur

    Pan Macmillan

  • Distributeur


  • Date de parution


  • Collection

    231 Poche

  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    400 Pages

  • Poids

    280 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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Douglas Stuart

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.