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Bed by David Whitehouse


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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.

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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

David Whitehouse

David Whitehouse was born in 1981. His journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Independent, Esquire, Time Out, and the Observer Magazine. His first short film, 'The Archivist', produced by Warp Films and the BBC, opened the BBC Electric Proms in 2008 and screened at film festivals including Seattle and Munich. Bed is his first novel. It was the inaugural winner of the To Hell with Prizes award in 2010.

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1st March 2012


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Canongate Books Ltd


320 pages


Family Drama
NewGen - YA Fiction
Debuts of the Month
Literary Fiction
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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