by David Whitehouse
by Author Name David Whitehouse
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- List Price: €9.99
- Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 18mm, 320pp
- Publication date: 01 Mar 2012
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- ISBN-13: 9781847679826
At the age of twenty-five, Malcolm Ede got into bed. Twenty years and about ninety stone later, he's still there: a circus attraction for the media, friends and neighbours. As told by his younger brother, we are taken on the wild ride that is the story of Malcolm Ede. Comfortable with nudity, especially his own, erratic and unpredictable, Malcolm is a force to be reckoned with, often at his brother’s expense. From missed holidays to stolen girlfriends, his younger brother is merely a bit-part player in the theatre that is Malcolm Ede’s life. This engaging story sucks you in and blankets you in the crazy, the brilliant, and the hilarity that is Malcolm’s life. You might ask why but I doubt even Malcolm could answer that. Bed is that perfect read for when you just don't want to leave your own!
- Olivia Bergin, Kilkenny
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