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Lunch with Douglas Stuart

  • April 25, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Temple Israel, 137 NE 19 Street Miami FL 33132
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Registration

  • Non-members may attend up to two luncheons per season.
  • This is a discounted option for members aged 35 and younger.

Registration is closed

About Douglas

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. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he has an MA from the Royal College of Art in London and since 2000 he has lived and worked in New York City.


About the Book

A story of queer love and working-class families. Both a page-turner and literary tour de force, Young Mungo 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.

Publisher: Grove Press

Photo credit: Sarah Blesener

About the Luncheon

  • Books: Books will be mailed to members as soon as they become available.
  • Guests: Non-members are welcome to attend up to two luncheons per season. Please contact us to arrange for receipt of your book.
  • Registration: Pre-registration is required. Registration closes April 22, 2022.
  • Payment: Pre-payment is required.
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds will not be allowed for cancellations received after registration closes, and no-shows.
  • COVID-19 Policy: Until further notice, Temple Israel asks that guests wear masks when not eating.

Updated 3/17/2022

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