by Douglas Stuart
Douglas Stuart’s eagerly awaited follow-up to his Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling debut Shuggie Bain centres a love affair between two Glaswegian men, from either side of the sectarian divide. Having come of age in a violent, homophobic community, Mungo and James find peace—and each other—in a racing pigeon loft. A Romeo and Juliet story set in 1990s Glasgow, it is a powerful and deeply moving tale of passion, poverty and toxic masculinity.
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“Douglas Stuart is due to release his second novel, a highly anticipated follow up to his Booker Prize-winning, million-copy-selling debut Shuggie Bain; Young Mungo has been described as a working class Romeo and Juliet, in which two men from either side of Glasgow’s sectarian divide fall in love for the first time.” Read more...
Cal Flyn, Journalist