Event date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
82 Kelly Street
Rhinecliff, NY 12574

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In conversation with Amitava Kumar.

Douglas Stuart, the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain, joins us to talk about his highly anticipated second novel, Young Mungo -  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 - with Amitava Kumar.

Douglas StuartYoung Mungo by Douglas StuartAmitava Kumar

Author image of Douglas Stuart by Sarah Blesener.

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by the New York Times, Time, Vogue, Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, Irish Times, Kirkus Reviews, and Literary Hub.

In Young Mungo, Douglas Stuart's extraordinary second novel, Stuart gives a vivid portrayal of working-class life and a deeply moving and highly suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men.

Book signing to follow.

Douglas Stuart is a Scottish-American author. His New York Times-bestselling debut novel Shuggie Bain won the 2020 Booker Prize and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It was the winner of two British Book Awards, including Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, Kirkus Prize, as well as several other literary awards. Stuart’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker and Literary Hub.
Amitava Kumar is a writer and journalist. He was born in Ara, India, and grew up in the nearby town of Patna, famous for its corruption, crushing poverty, and delicious mangoes. Kumar is the author of the novel Immigrant, Montana, as well as several other books of nonfiction and fiction. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he is Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair at Vassar College.

Copies of YOUNG MUNGO will be available for purchase at this event. Your purchase of a book helps support the author and our independent bookstore and is greatly appreciated.  Also available in-store and online, shipping or pickup available.

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Young Mungo By Douglas Stuart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802159557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - April 5th, 2022

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.

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Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Douglas Stuart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802148506
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - October 13th, 2020