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A Prayer for Owen Meany - (Modern Classic) by John Irving (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 627

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: General

Series Title: Modern Classic

Format: Paperback

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Author: John Irving

Language: English

Street Date: April 22, 2014
TCIN: 16147029
UPC: 9780062284853
Item Number (DPCI): 247-24-5058


A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

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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