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The Resource A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany

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A Prayer for Owen Meany
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A Prayer for Owen Meany
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"A remarkable novel. . . . A Prayer for Owen Meany is a rare creation in the somehow exhausted world of late twentieth-century fiction—it is an amazingly brave piece of work . . . so extraordinary, so original, and so enriching. . . . Readers will come to the end feeling sorry to leave [this] richly textured and carefully wrought world." — STEPHEN KING, Washington PostA PBS Great American Read Top 100 PickI 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."Roomy, intelligent, exhilarating, and darkly comic . . . Dickensian in scope . . . Quite stunning and very ambitious." — Los Angeles Times Book Review"Brilliantly cinematic . . . Irving shows considerable skill as scene after scene mounts to its moving climax." — ALFRED KAZIN, New York Times
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Irving, John
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
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A Prayer for Owen Meany
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OVERDRIVE:3ddcf49c-ff07-45d9-bef1-51023c23d430
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9780062204103
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optical disk
Label
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:3ddcf49c-ff07-45d9-bef1-51023c23d430
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062204103
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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