A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel

A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel

<em><p>I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice&#8212;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.</p></em><p>In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys&#8212;best friends&#8212;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.</p>

John Irving
HarperCollins

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