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Young Mungo : The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller



Paperback 400 pages
Stuart, Douglas

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The Number One Sunday Times BestsellerSelected by Dua Lipa for Service95’s Bookclub Recommendations’Another beautiful and moving book, a gay Romeo and Juliet set in the brutal world of Glasgow’s housing estates . . . If [his] first novel announced Stuart as a novelist of great promise, this confirms him as a prodigious talent.’ – The ObserverFrom the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain, a vivid portrayal of working-class life in 80s Glasgow, and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men.

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 as they begin to fall in love, they dream of escape, and Mungo must work hard to hide his true self from all those around him.

But the threat of discovery is constant. When Mungo’s mother sends him on a fishing trip to a loch in western Scotland with two strange men, he must summon all his inner strength and courage to reach a place of safety, a place where he and James might still have a future.

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.

Young Mungo was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 10/4/22


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