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Read&Succeed | Ep 22 | Shuggie Bain (2020) | Douglas Stuart | 7-14-21 FORward Radio program archives

    • Society & Culture

Summer reading reviewing 2020 Man Booker Prize winner 'Shuggie Bain' by debut Scottish LGBT novelist Douglas Stuart. As hyper-masculine 1980's Glasgow, Scotland faces the final stages of it's 20th century socioeconomic decline, young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain finds his emerging queer identity keeps him isolated at home standing vigil over the final decline of his alcoholic mother Agnes. Before the end comes for the city and Agnes, both must transmit their better angels to Shuggie, and he his unconditional love to them. Cúirt Festival interview with the author on the back half!

Summer reading reviewing 2020 Man Booker Prize winner 'Shuggie Bain' by debut Scottish LGBT novelist Douglas Stuart. As hyper-masculine 1980's Glasgow, Scotland faces the final stages of it's 20th century socioeconomic decline, young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain finds his emerging queer identity keeps him isolated at home standing vigil over the final decline of his alcoholic mother Agnes. Before the end comes for the city and Agnes, both must transmit their better angels to Shuggie, and he his unconditional love to them. Cúirt Festival interview with the author on the back half!

53 min

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