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The Resource What's eating Gilbert Grape, Peter Hedges

What's eating Gilbert Grape, Peter Hedges

Label
What's eating Gilbert Grape
Title
What's eating Gilbert Grape
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hedges
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Cover verso
Cataloging source
HCO
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Hedges, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Dysfunctional families
  • City and town life
Label
What's eating Gilbert Grape, Peter Hedges
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in 1991
  • Includes reading group guide with discussion questions and a brief interview with the author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70928228
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster pbk. ed
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780671038540
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780671038540
  • (OCoLC)70928228
  • (Sirsi) b12709463
Label
What's eating Gilbert Grape, Peter Hedges
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in 1991
  • Includes reading group guide with discussion questions and a brief interview with the author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70928228
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster pbk. ed
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780671038540
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780671038540
  • (OCoLC)70928228
  • (Sirsi) b12709463

Library Locations

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