By David Whitehouse
Mal Ede, a toddler of wild manners and unbounded interest, is the eccentric eldest son of an another way average middle-class relatives. yet because the wonders of formative years fade into the obligations of maturity, Mal’s spirits fade too. On his twenty-fifth birthday, disappointed, Mal is going to bed—back to his early life bed—and by no means emerges back.
Narrated by way 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 20 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 situation earns him all over the world notoriety and a cult of fans confident he's making a big assertion approximately smooth existence. yet Mal’s activities also will switch the lives of his haunted mom and dad, his brother and the girl they either love, Lou.
In mattress, David Whitehouse has positioned a magnifying glass on modern society. Hailed as a “momentous” (The Bookseller) debut within the united kingdom, mattress is a mordantly humorous and eventually redemptive parable approximately mortality, weight problems, megastar, melancholy and the damaged offers of maturity. it's essentially the most audacious debut novels in years.
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Bed: A Novel by David Whitehouse