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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving is a 543-page hardcover published in 1989 by William Morrow and Company, Inc. and is a stated first trade edition.  The half-cloth book is in very good condition.  Light shelf wear to the dust jacket.  Inside, pages are clean and unmarked.

Book Summary

"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 ithe instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe ion God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany."  So begins John Irving's new novel.

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 his best friend';s mother.  The boy who hit 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 and terrifying. 

ISBN:  0-688-07708-0

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