Young Mungo (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780802159557
ISBN: 9780802159557
Editorial: Grove Press
Autor: Stuart, Douglas
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 400
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: ReviewAn Amazon Best Book of April 2022: Douglas Stuart’s debut novel, Shuggie Bain, won the Booker Prize in 2020, and two years later, he’s back with another triumph. Young Mungo follows a young Scottish boy who can’t quite control his face as he navigates life with his drunk mother, his brutal gang-leader older brother, his loving sister, and finding friendship—at first—and then more, with a boy named James. With a gentleness that defies the hard-scrap poverty social order around him, Mungo is a character you root for as he dodges the hate and violence of 1990’s Glasgow. Cinematic, intimate, emotionally provocative, Stuart is a master of fiction and exploring just how dangerous love can be. —Al Woodworth, Amazon EditorA story of queer love and working-class families, Young Mungo is the brilliant second novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie BainDouglas 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.ReviewPraise for Young Mungo:Named a Best Book of the Year So Far by Time, Oprah Daily, and VogueAn Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far (#15)A New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceNamed a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by the New York Times, Time, Vogue, Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, Irish Times, Kirkus Reviews, and Literary Hub“Young Mungo seals it: Douglas Stuart is a genius . . . A tale of romantic and sexual awakening punctuated by horrific violence. . . . The raw poetry of Stuart’s prose is perfect to catch the open spirit of this handsome boy . . . Stuart quickly proves himself an extraordinarily effective thriller writer. He’s capable of pulling the strings of suspense excruciatingly tight while still sensitively exploring the confused mind of this gentle adolescent trying to make sense of his sexuality . . . But even as Stuart draws these timelines together like a pair of scissors, he creates a little space for Mungo’s future, a little mercy for this buoyant young man.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post“[A] bear hug of a new novel . . . It’s a classic Dickensian arc: The unwanted young lad, hoping for better things, is caught up in broader violent schemes and made to choose between the life he wants for himself and the one set out before him . . . But novelists have been flaccidly imitating the 19th century realist
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