“Young Mungo” is a stunning depiction novel of working-class life and a highly thrilling tale of two young men’s risky first love. “Douglas Stuart” is the author of this impressive novel.
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Protestant Mungo and Catholic James, who were born under different stars, reside in Glasgow’s hypermasculine and viciously sectarian housing estates. If they are to be considered men at all, they ought to be sworn enemies, yet they end up becoming close friends as they find refuge in the pigeon dovecote that James has constructed for his prize racing pigeons. Mungo works particularly hard to keep his actual nature hidden from everyone around him, especially from his older brother Hamish, a local gang boss with a ruthless reputation to uphold, as they begin to fall in love and dream of leaving the grey city.
However, there is always a risk of detection, and the punishment is terrible. Mungo will need to muster all of his inner strength and courage to return to a place of safety, a place where he and James might still have a future, when his mother sends him on a fishing trip to a loch in Western Scotland with two odd men whose drunken banter masks dark pasts.
Douglas Stuart’s Young Mungo is a compelling and enlightening tale about the limits of masculinity, the pull and push of family, the violence faced by so many queer people, and the perils of loving someone too much. It imbues the everyday world of its characters with rich lyricism and gives full voice to people rarely acknowledged in literary fiction.
I have a particular personal appreciation for you that how this novel presents the way James, a rural gay teen in the 90s, longed for platonic connections with other gay guys and how he found this through a party line phone service. It was something I could really relate to having grown up in the same pre-internet era when I had to find innovative ways of making such connections with a dispersed small pool of individuals under the fear of being found out. The author beautifully combines beauty and truth of this novel in an elegant and effective way. Though there’s so much about this novel’s craft I admire, it’s this kind of detail, knowledge and the beauty of its central love story which really tugged at my heartstrings.
Novel UseFul Details
- Name: Young Mungo
- Minimum Size: 1 MB
- Genre: Non Fiction, Business
- eBook size: Normal
- Book pages: Standard
- Language: English