Young Mungo – Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition

Douglas Stuart

ISBN: 9781529068764S

£16.99

Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition of Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart.

Includes special endpapers and extra content.

First Edition, First Printing.

Hand signed by Douglas Stuart to the title page

NB This title is due to be published on 14th April 2022. All pre-orders will be dispatched on or around publication.

 

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Description

From Booker-prize winner 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.

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Published 14/04/2022
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