Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - What's Eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges

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).

Buy What's Eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780671038540
ISBN-10: 0671038540
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 134mm x 19mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - What's Eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges

Book Reviews - What's Eating Gilbert Grape? by Peter Hedges

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about What's Eating Gilbert Grape? book by Peter Hedges and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Peter Hedges

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.

Books By Peter Hedges

What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges
Paperback, April 2017
$19.07
'Dan in Real Life' by Peter Hedges
Paperback, November 2007
$20.69
Pieces of April by Peter Hedges
Paperback, March 2003
$20.69
Ocean in Iowa by Peter Hedges
Paperback, April 1999
$28.34