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What's Eating Gilbert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape( )
Author: Hedges, Peter
ISBN:978-0-671-03854-0
Publication Date:Jan 2000
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Imprint:Simon & Schuster
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Fiction / Media Tie-In
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.492 x 20.955 x 2.794 cm
Book Weight:0.27 Kilograms
Author Biography
Hedges, Peter (Author)
Peter Simpson Hedges was born July 6, 1962 in Des Moines Iowa. He attended North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied drama. His novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape was adapted into a critically acclaimed movie of the same title, which launched his film career. In 2002, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for About a Boy. In the same year, he wrote and directed Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes. In 2007, he co-wrote and directed Dan in Real Life. He wrote and directed The Odd Life of Timothy Green in 2012. His plays include: Imaging Brad, Baby Anger, Teddy by the Sea, and Good as New. His other novels include An Ocean in Iowa and The Heights.

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