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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Hedges, P.

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ISBN 10: 0671735098 / ISBN 13: 9780671735098
Editore: Poseidon Press, New York, 1991
Condizione: As New Rilegato
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Titolo: What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Casa editrice: Poseidon Press, New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1991

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:As New

Condizione sovraccoperta: As New

autografato: Signed by Author(s)

Edizione: 1st Edition

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Just about everything in Endora, Iowa (pop. 1,091 and dwindling) is eating Gilbert Grape, a twenty-four-year-old grocery clerk who dreams only of leaving. His enormous mother, once the town sweetheart, has been eating nonstop ever since her husband's suicide, and the floor beneath her TV chair is threatening to cave in. Gilbert's long-suffering older sister, Amy, still mourns the death of Elvis, and his knockout younger sister has become hooked on makeup, boys, and Jesus -- in that order. But the biggest event on the horizon for all the Grapes is the eighteenth birthday of Gilbert's younger brother, Arnie, who is a living miracle just for having survived so long. As the Grapes gather in Endora, a mysterious beauty glides through town on a bicycle and rides circles around Gilbert, until he begins to see a new vision of his family and himself....

With this wry portrait of small-town Iowa -- and a young man's life at the crossroads -- Peter Hedges created a classic American novel "charged with sardonic intelligence" (Washington Post Book World).

About the Author:

Peter Hedges, a novelist and playwright, grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa. His newest novel is An Ocean in Iowa. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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