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What's Eating Gilbert Grape Just About Everything In Endora, Iowa Pop , 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


About the Author: Peter Hedges

Peter Hedges is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director 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, which he dedicated to



10 thoughts on “What's Eating Gilbert Grape

  1. says:

    What s Eating Gilbert Grape originally came out when I was in high school As per my mother s rule, one had to read the book before viewing the movie so I read the story of the Grape family before venturing to watch the film starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio Peter Hedges created many memorable characters in small town Endo


  2. says:

    You can tell the idyllic nature of a family by the upkeep of its picnic table Ours is its own indictment We are splintering and peeling We rot Gilbert Grape Before Jonathan Safran Foer was the talk of literary circles for writing Everything is Illuminated at such a young age, there was Peter Hedges What s Eating Gilbert Grape is his profo


  3. says:

    NO SPOILERS What s eating Gilbert Grape In short, a lot His general ennui and restlessness in tiny, dead end Endora, Iowa His morbidly obese mother His mentally handicapped brother His romantic relationshipThis is not all Further topics Peter Hedges wrote about are as follows Economic depression Adultery Sudden death Family shame SuicideIt s too


  4. says:

    A wonderful, quirky book from Hedges I like the film version very much as well.


  5. says:

    One of the few books where I enjoyed the movie version Here are some unsettling things about the book version that got left out of the movie Gilbert is kind of an asshole, especially the way he constantly refers to his brother as the retard Not even Johnny Depp could have made that a likeable trait Becky, Gilbert s love interest, is fourteen He is in his mid tw


  6. says:

    Gilbert Grape lives at home with two of his three sisters, Amy and Ellen, and one of his two brothers, Arnie Arnie is mentally handicapped and depends on Gilbert for a lot So do his sisters, but Arnie s dependence is draining Then there s Gilbert s momma She also lives with them and is poifectly huge Like hundreds of pounds worth of huge She was once the prettiest girl


  7. says:

    From a passage in the book where Momma is talking to Gilbert about motherhood creastion I see you and I know that I m a god Or a goddess Godlike And this house is my kingdom Yes, Gilbert This chair is my throne And you, Gilbert, are my knight in shimmering armor Shining, I think, Momma, is what you mean No, I know what I mean You don t shine, Gilbert You shimmer You hear You sh


  8. says:

    You know what makes me hang my head in shame The fact that I didn t know this book was a book until earlier this year.I am not even kidding Yes, I am a librarian and have been for a really long time and still, I had no idea this was a book.So much shame for me.My ridiculous excuse that I just now made up to make myself feel better about my prior ignorance This came out in 1991 and I ha


  9. says:

    I felt honored to be allowed inside Gilbert s head, because he always says the opposite of what he s thinking, and doesn t let anybody inside his head His distance from everyone let s him look at them in a light untouched by positive regard or optimism He shares with the reader the brutal truth of what he s thinking, which is often guiltily hysterical.Even still, you know there s a heart somew


  10. says:

    From IMDb Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.


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