What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
What's eating Gilbert Grape is just about everything and everybody--his mothere, who has been eating herself to death since his father's suicide; his Elvis-fanatic sister who is following her example; his little sister Ellen, the town beauty; and his brother Armie, the town retard. A heartwarming, exhilarating debut novel by a very gifted young writer.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dreamydress48 - LibraryThing
“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 ... Read full review
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Gilbert is 24, living in a dying middle-america town with a huge nearly-immobile mother as well as a depressing array of family members and friends around him. A fascinating story of Gilbert coming to terms with his life. Read full review