Edward Mordake: In Love, At War: (In the Belly of a Whale) by Paul A White

Edward Mordake: In Love, At War: (In the Belly of a Whale)

byPaul A White

Kobo ebook | May 23, 2013

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‘EDWARD MORDAKE: in Love, at War.’

A fictional account of the strange life and death of Edward Mordake. Edward is a young man who rarely leaves his house. He watches the world unfold from his bedroom window. He decides one day that he must venture out from the confines of his house and from his wandering mind. Edward was born with an extra face on the back of his head. He must overcome many difficulties of the outside world. He seeks love and after a chance encounter believes the girl of his dreams just may well be more than a dream. But life becomes ever-difficult for Edward and reality and his dreams become entangled. One day he finds himself in the belly of a large blue whale and as he battles to escape, he also finds that life is perhaps not worth living for anyhow.

Edward Mordake is a strange piece of prose, neither based in reality or dream - the reader sympathises with our young hero and can only hope he finds some peace in a world that refuses to accept him.


Note on Edward Mordake:

Edward Mordake was reportedly the 19th century heir to an English peerage. He supposedly had an extra face on the back of his head, which could neither eat nor speak, although it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his "demon head" removed, because, supposedly, it whispered Satanist language to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23.
It is difficult to establish the facts behind Edward Mordake's condition due to the lack of reliable medical records. Not even his date of birth and death are recorded and there are conflicting accounts regarding his suicide, as well as placement and position of his extra face. Much of what is known is based on oral retelling. (Taken from Wikipedia).



Title:Edward Mordake: In Love, At War: (In the Belly of a Whale)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 23, 2013Publisher:Paul WhiteLanguage:English

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