A Prayer for Owen Meany

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
John Irving
Format
Paperback | 627 pages
Dimensions
135 x 203 x 29mm | 522g
Publication date
21 Jun 2012
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0062204092
ISBN13
9780062204097
Bestsellers rank
525,350