• Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 Longlisted for the (US) National Book Award for Fiction 2020 ''We were bowled over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.'' The judges of the Booker Prize ''Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty.'' Observer It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother''s sense of snobbish propriety. The miners'' children pick on him and adults condemn him as no'' right . But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place. Douglas Stuart''s Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. A counterpart to the privileged Thatcher-era London of Alan Hollinghurst''s The Line of Beauty , it also recalls the work of edouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, a blistering debut by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell.

  • It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest.Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother's sense of snobbish propriety. The miners' children pick on him and adults condemn him as no' right. But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place.br>Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. A counterpart to the privileged Thatcher-era London of Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty, it also recalls the work of Edouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, it is a blistering debut by a brilliant novelist with a powerful and important story to tell.

  • Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 ''An amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love'' The judges of the Booker Prize An Observer ''Best Debut Novelist of 2020'' It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves. It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother''s sense of snobbish propriety. The miners'' children pick on him and adults condemn him as no'' right . But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place. Douglas Stuart''s Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride. A counterpart to the privileged Thatcher-era London of Alan Hollinghurst''s The Line of Beauty , it also recalls the work of edouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, a blistering debut by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell.

  • YOUNG MUNGO Nouv.

    YOUNG MUNGO

    Douglas Stuart

    From Booker-prizewinner Douglas Stuart an extraordinary, page-turning second novel, a vivid portrayal of working-class life and a highly suspenseful story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in the hyper-masculine and violently sectarian world of Glasgow''s housing estates. They should be sworn enemies if they''re to be seen as men at all, and yet they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the pigeon dovecote that James has built for his prize racing birds. As they find themselves falling in love, they dream of escaping the grey city, and Mungo works especially hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his elder brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold. But the threat of discovery is constant and the punishment unspeakable. When 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 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 literary fiction, Douglas Stuart''s Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the bounds of masculinity, the push and pull of family, the violence faced by so many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much.

  • Shuggie bain

    Stuart Douglas

    BOOKER PRIZE 2020 - Glasgow, années 1980, sous le règne de fer de Margaret Thatcher. Agnes Bain rêvait d'une belle maison bien à elle, d'un jardin et d'un homme qui l'aime. A la place, son dernier mari la lâche dans un quartier délabré de la ville où règnent le chômage et la pauvreté. Pour fuir l'avenir bouché, les factures qui s'empilent, la vie quotidienne en vrac, Agnes va chercher du réconfort dans l'alcool, et, l'un après l'autre, parents, amants, grands enfants, tous les siens l'abandonnent pour se sauver eux-mêmes.
    Un seul s'est juré de rester, coûte que coûte, de toute la force d'âme de ses huit ans. C'est Shuggie, son dernier fils. Il lui a dit un jour : "Je t'aime, maman. Je ferai n'importe quoi pour toi". Mais Shuggie peine d'autant plus à l'aider qu'il doit se battre sur un autre front : malgré ses efforts pour paraître normal, tout le monde a remarqué qu'il n'était pas "net" . Harcèlement, brimades, injures, rien ne lui est épargné par les brutes du voisinage.
    Agnes le protégerait si la bière n'avait pas le pouvoir d'effacer tous ceux qui vous entourent, même un fils adoré. Mais qu'est-ce qui pourrait décourager l'amour de Shuggie ? Shuggie Bain est un premier roman fracassant qui signe la naissance d'un auteur. Douglas Stuart décrit sans détour la cruauté du monde et la lumière absolue.

  • Ce livre utilise une nouvelle méthode pour aider le lecteur à mieux lire, étudier et comprendre la Bible. Il nous montre comment interpréter les différents genres littéraires que l'on trouve dans les Ecritures et par la même, offre des clés pour la compréhension des textes et les questions d'herméneutique qui se posent au lecteur d'aujourd'hui.Cet ouvrage permet ainsi de comprendre quelle est l'application du texte biblique et distinguer ce qui est culturel de ce qui a une valeur intemporelle.

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