A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany

ISBN: 0552135399

ISBN 13: 9780552135399

Publication Date: 1990

Publisher: Black Swan

Pages: 637

Format: Paperback

Author: John Irving

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Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul is both extraordinary and terrifying. At moments a comic, self-deluded victim, but in the end the principal, tragic actor in a divine plan, Owen Meany is the most heartbreaking hero John Irving has yet created.

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