Douglas Stuart took the book world by storm with his Booker winning modern classic Shuggie Bain and has now penned another emotionally powerful and compassionate novel. Young Mungo is 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 the hyper-masculine and violently sectarian world of Glasgow’s housing estates in the early 1990s. Both tender and brutal, this 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. In conversation with Kirsty Wark.Photo © Clive Smith
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