Bed (Paperback)

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781451614237
SKU 225910007
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1451614233
Release Date 8/7/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
"Whitehouse deals with material that threatens to tip into the overwrought or clownish, but he maintains a tone of subtlety and grace, pulling a distinguished and accessible story out of a profoundly strange experience." (starred review)
"[A] charming, discomfiting debut novel."
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Editors Note Now in paperback, David Whitehouse's ?ingenious? (The New York Times), ?deeply affecting? (People) and award-winning debut novel about two brothers, obesity, celebrity, and the redemptive power of love.Mal Ede, a child of untamed manners and unbounded curiosity, is the eccentric eldest son of an otherwise typical middle-class family. But as the wonders of childhood fade into the responsibilities of adulthood, Mal's spirits fade too. On his twenty-fifth birthday, disillusioned, Mal goes to bed?back to his childhood bed?and never emerges again.     What follows is a metamorphosis of extreme proportions: immobility and a gargantuan appetite combine, over the course of two decades, to make Mal the fattest man in the world. Despite his seclusion, Mal's condition earns him worldwide notoriety and a cult of followers convinced he is making an important statement about modern life. But as these followers elevate Mal to the role of unlikely hero, his actions will also change the lives of his haunted parents; his dutiful brother, our narrator; and the woman they both love, Lou.     In Bed, David Whitehouse has put a magnifying glass on contemporary society. Published in more than a dozen countries around the world, this ?momentous? (The Bookseller) debut has been hailed as ?a kind of suburban equivalent of Wuthering Heights? and its author as ?the next Martin Amis? (Maclean's).
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Number of Pages 0246
Publisher Scribner Book Company

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