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A Prayer for Owen Meany : A Novel

by John Irving (Editor)


I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice-not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys-best friends-are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.

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Copyright year 2012
ISBN-13 9780062204226
ISBN-10 006220422X
Class Copyright
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Subject Fiction
File Size 356 MB
Number of Pages 640
Shelf No. KQ755
Lexile 990L
Curriculums HMH Into Literature Trademarks