‘Forrest Gump’ Author Talks About New Novel — ‘El Paso’
The novel Forrest Gump was written by Winston Groom. Mr. Groom's latest book, and his first novel in twenty years, is called El Paso. It's an epic, historical tale of wealthy American family that comes into conflict with the Mexican revolutionary general, Pancho Villa. When his vast cattle ranch in Chihuahua is raided and his grandchildren kidnapped by Villa's henchmen, the aging railroad tycoon and patriarch of the Shaughnessy family takes matters into his own hands.
In our interview with Mr. Groom, we talk about the new novel and about his most famous literary creation, Forrest Gump. In this interview we find out who Forrest was based on and why they never made the much-talked-about Forrest Gump II.