Douglas Stuart’s “Young Mungo”

May 6, 2022

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Author Douglas Stuart joins Eric Newman to talk about his new novel, Young Mungo. Stuart’s previous work, Shuggie Bain, won the 2020 Booker Prize and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Young Mungo is a coming-of-age novel about a young Protestant boy growing up in working class Glasgow who finds friendship and love with a Catholic boy who lives nearby. They form a bond that promises to heal the wounds inflicted by family, class, and culture, hoping to build a world all their own before it comes crashing down.

Also, Margo Jefferson, author of Constructing a Nervous System, returns to recommend The Deja Vu: Black Dreams and Black Time by performance artist Gabrielle Civil.