Young Mungo

Title Young Mungo
Names Stuart, Douglas.
Book Number DB107722
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation Growing up in a housing estate in Glasgow, Mungo and James should be sworn enemies--Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic. Yet against all odds, they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. As they fall in love, they dream of finding somewhere they belong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
General Notes This recording is available courtesy of OverDrive, Inc. It has been converted to digital talking book format by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress.
Local Notes A story of queer love and working-class families, Young Mungo is the brilliant second novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain Douglas Stuart's first novel Shuggie Bain, winner of the 2020 Booker Prize, is one of the most successful literary debuts of the century so far. Published or forthcoming in forty territories, it has sold more than one million copies worldwide. Now Stuart returns with Young Mungo, his extraordinary second novel. Both a page-turner and literary tour de force, it is a vivid portrayal of working-class life and a deeply moving and highly suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men. Growing up in a housing estate in Glasgow, Mungo and James are born under different stars--Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic--and they should be sworn enemies if they're to be seen as men at all. Yet against all odds, they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. As they fall in love, they dream of finding somewhere they belong, while Mungo works hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his big brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold. And when, several months later, 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 try 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 the literary world, Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the bounds of masculinity, the divisions of sectarianism, the violence faced by many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much.
Narrator Reilly, Chris.
Length 13 hours, 43 minutes
Local Subject LGBTQIA+ - LGB
WTBBL Book Club - WBC
LC Subject Children of alcoholics - Fiction
First loves - Fiction
Gay teenagers - Fiction
Working class families - Scotland - Glasgow - Fiction
Glasgow (Scotland) - Fiction
Fiction
Audience Notes A NLS/BPD
Unrated. NLS/BPD
Call Number 813.54
Language English
Released 2022
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : Recorded Books 2022
Original Publication Reissue of: Unabridged. Prince Frederick, MD, : Recorded Books, 2022. 9781705056547
This item is currently in your Book Basket.