A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel

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John Irving
Random House LLC, 1989 - Fiction - 543 pages
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John Irving’sA Prayer for Owen Meanyis the inspiring modern classic that introduced two of the author’s most unforgettable characters, boys bonded forever in childhood: the stunted Owen Meany, whose life is touched by God, and the orphaned Johnny Wheelwright, whose life is touched by Owen. From the accident that links them to the mystery that follows them–and the martyrdom that parts them–the events of their lives form a tapestry of fate and faith in a novel that is Irving at his irresistible best.
  

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What is this 617-page slab o' popular writing about? A tiny boy who shouts, who is God's instrument. Faith, doubt, premeditation, the dumbing of America, television, Why Were We In Vietnam, sacrifice ... Read full review

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A Prayer for Owen Meany was a novel that I had wanted to read for a very long time and was it worth the wait.....................? For the first 150 pages I was totally engrossed in the story and the ... Read full review

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Contents

THE FOUL BALL
13
THE ARMADILLO
43
THE ANGEL
92
THE LITTLE LORD JESUS
137
THE GHOST OF THE FUTURE
184
THE VOICE
231
THE DREAM
301
THE FINGER
370
THE SHOT
451
A Readers Guide
545
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John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times–winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. A Prayer for Owen Meany was published in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules–a film with seven Academy Award nominations.

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