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A "devilishly delightful" (Bookpage) new novel from an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and the author of What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Tim and Kate Welch are seemingly the last middle- class family in the exclusive neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, NewYork. Tim is a popular history teacher, and an ordinary guy. Kate is not ordinary, but she aspires to be. Brought up by a hippie mother, Kate stays home with their two young sons trying to be the responsible parent she never had. But their neat and tidy world is turned upside down when Anna Brody- beautiful, wealthy, and impulsive-moves into the most expensive brownstone in Brooklyn, and draws Kate and Tim into her world. Watch a Video
Tim Welch es un joven profesor de historia en un instituto de clase alta del barrio de Brooklyn Heights. Su mujer, Kate, se encarga del cuidado de sus dos hijos en un intento desesperado de convertirse en la madre que nunca tuvo. Parece que son el último matrimonio joven y feliz de la zona, hasta que una nueva vecina irrumpe en su ordenado y acotado mundo.Por alguna razón, la rica, hermosa y terriblemente impulsiva Anna los ha fijado en su punto de mira y está decidida a franquearles la entrada a su mundo de lujo. Para Tim y Kate resulta divertido fingir por unas horas que pertenecen a su círculo. Pero entonces llega una invitación secreta de la mano del más improbable de los mensajeros, y el juego del que tanto estaban disfrutando se complica hasta límites insospechados.«Hedges es un maestro a la hora de convertir la vida cotidiana en algo fascinante... Una novela endemoniadamente deliciosa .» BookPage
Adapted into the classic 1993 film starring Johnny Depp as Gilbert and Leonardo DiCaprio in his Academy Award-nominated role as Arnie, What's Eating Gilbert Grape is the touching and entertaining story of an unusual family that rises up to do the astonishing... Gilbert Grape is a 24-year-old grocery store clerk stuck in Endora, Iowa, where the population is 1,091 and shrinking. After the suicide of Gilbert's father, his family never recovered. Once the town beauty queen, Gilbert's mother is morbidly obese after seven years of house-bound depression; his younger sister is boy-crazy and God-fearing, while his older sister sacrifices everything for her family. And then there's Arnie, Gilbert's younger brother with special needs. With no one else to care for Arnie, Gilbert becomes his brother's main parent, and all four siblings must tend to the needs of their helpless, grieving mother. So Gilbert is in a rut--until an enchanting new girl arrives in town. His family gathers for Arnie's 18th birthday and Becky, the mysterious and lovely newcomer, breathes new life into Gilbert's world. But can one person really change Gilbert, or his attitudes about his family and Endora? Rich with memorable characters, biting frustration, and family redemption, What's Eating Gilbert Grape can't be missed.
A sad, comic and gruesome novel featuring a dysfunctional family in Iowa. As small-town claustrophobia presses on the family, just about everything is eating Gilbert Grape - until the appearance of a mysterious young beauty from Michigan begins to change everything.