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What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges
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Feb 05, 2011

it was amazing
Read in February, 2011


A touching,emotional, comi-tragic novel by Peter Hedges. It takes places in a small town in Iowa. The
hero is completely dependable as a supportive son. He feels trapped in this small town,but he has no
idea what to do. He is practically responsible for the rearing of his eighteen year old retarded brother
whom he treats with utmost love and care. Beyond that he,as well as the rest of the family, are saddled
with a mother who is terribly overweight and who has barely moved out of her chair before the television
in seven years. Suddenly, there comes into his life a college girl from Michigan. She suddenly brightens
his life and shows him that escape is possible. Will this young lady show him the way out of his dilemma?
Read the book for a wonderfully enjoyable experience,and find out the answer to the previous question.
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