By David Whitehouse
Mal Ede, a baby of wild manners and unbounded interest, is the eccentric eldest son of an another way regular middle-class relations. yet because the wonders of adolescence fade into the duties of maturity, Mal’s spirits fade too. On his twenty-fifth birthday, upset, Mal is going to bed—back to his early life bed—and by no means emerges back.
Narrated by means of Mal’s shy, diligent more youthful brother, mattress info Mal’s next severe and more and more ugly transformation: immobility and a gargantuan urge for food mix, over the process twenty years, to make him the fattest guy on the planet. regardless of his seclusion and his refusal to provide an explanation for his motivations, Mal’s earns him all over the world notoriety and a cult of fans confident he's making a massive assertion approximately sleek existence. yet Mal’s activities also will switch the lives of his haunted mom and dad, his brother and the lady they either love, Lou.
In mattress, David Whitehouse has placed a magnifying glass on modern society. Hailed as a “momentous” (The Bookseller) debut within the united kingdom, mattress is a mordantly humorous and finally redemptive parable approximately mortality, weight problems, superstar, melancholy and the damaged offers of maturity. it truly is some of the most audacious debut novels in years.
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Bed: A Novel by David Whitehouse