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March 2012 Debut of the Month.
What an extraordinary debut novel, full of evocative language and tragic humour, Bed is a coming-of-age story like no other. Narrated by David, a younger brother literally caught in the shadow of his older brother who has been in bed for seven thousand four hundred and eighty-three days and weighs 100 stone. Bed chronicles what love, loss and family can do to you in a lifetime.
Bed by David Whitehouse
Every family has a story. Mal was ours. He was always different from the other kids. Larger than life. Trips to pantomimes were ruined by him stripping off his clothes. But people loved him. Especially Lou; it seemed like their love would last forever. Then something happened that changed everything ...Mal grew up.
'Hilarious and tragic; a perfectly brilliant debut' - The Times
About the Author
Publication date1st March 2012
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PublisherCanongate Books Ltd