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The Resource Young Mungo : a novel, Douglas Stuart

Young Mungo : a novel, Douglas Stuart

Label
Young Mungo : a novel
Title
Young Mungo
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Stuart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. Born under different stars--Mungo a Protestant and James a Catholic--they should be sworn enemies if they're to be seen as men at all. Their environment is a hyper-masculine and sectarian one, for gangs of young men and the violence they might dole out dominate the Glaswegian estate where they live. And yet against all odds Mungo and James 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. But the threat of discovery is constant and the punishment unspeakable. And when several months later Mungo's mother sends him on a fishing trip to a loch in Western Scotland, together 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 push and pull of family, the violence faced by many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stuart, Douglas
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.T828
LC item number
Y68 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • First loves
  • Gay teenagers
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Working class families
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
  • FICTION / LGBTQ+ / Gay
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Friendship
Label
Young Mungo : a novel, Douglas Stuart
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1260664224
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780802159557
Lccn
2021062769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1260664224
Label
Young Mungo : a novel, Douglas Stuart
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1260664224
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780802159557
Lccn
2021062769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1260664224

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