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A Prayer for Owen Meany

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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
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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.

Author Biography

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times--winning in 1980 for the novel The World According to Garp. In 1992, Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He won the 2000 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Irving's most recent novel is In One Person (2012).
Release date NZ
April 3rd, 2012
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers
Pages
617
Dimensions
120x176x35
ISBN-13
9780062204226
Product ID
19762157

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