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A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany
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"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... show more
"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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062204226 (006220422X)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 617
Edition language: English
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3.5 A Prayer for Owen Meany
I read this in the hopes that I could use it as a novel for a class read, but since I would be using this in my high school American Lit class, the profanity is prohibitive. A shame, really, because I enjoyed the character development and the gut-wrenching plot. At times I found the prose a bit too ...
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Synopsis: "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 summ...
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5.0 A Prayer for Owen Meany
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. This is one of the mot ...
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