A Prayer For Owen Meany

A Prayer For Owen Meany

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/05/1990
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A Prayer For Owen Meany
I Wish I Had the Skill to Put Down Books I Start
I began reading this book after it was recommended by a '100 Books Everyone Should Read' list on facebook. I may never read another book on that list for f... READ MORE
Ciaran Rafferty at Cameron Toll

Synopsis

'If you care about something you have to protect it. If you're lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.' Summer, 1953. In the small town of Gravesend, New Hampshire, eleven-year-old John Wheelwright and his best friend Owen Meany are playing in a Little League baseball game. When Owen hits a foul ball which kills John's mother, their lives are changed in an instant. It is dismissed as a tragic accident but Owen disagrees. He believes that he is God's instrument, put on Earth for a higher purpose. And as the boys come into adulthood to the background of the Vietnam War, a series of remarkable events show that perhaps Owen's divine plan was not imagined after all. Discover the funny yet poignant classic by the bestselling author of The World According to Garp.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552993692
  • Number of pages: 720
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 46 mm

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A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Absolutely brilliant. Beautifully written but with a plot which keeps the pages turning. Fabulous characters, it asks some interesting questions about re... READ MORE
Charlotte Gray
A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Only john irving can make the ridiculous seem so real. This book pulls you in with fantastic characters that you cant help but care about. He juggles seemi... READ MORE
David Ashley
A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Complex, mulit-layered and lots of strands which come together in a breathtaking finale. One of the best I've ever read. Muriel Bailiwick, Waterstone's Car... READ MORE
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A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A true American classic, this is both heartfelt ,entertaining and funny, a great story !
Robert Plimmer
A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
I can't thank Jen Powell enough for introducing me to the world of John Irwing through A Prayer for Owen Meany.. This is one book that is so real, so bizar... READ MORE
David Nagaram
A Prayer For Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A true American classic, this is both heartfelt ,entertaining and funny, a great story !
Robert Plimmer
A Prayer For Owen Meany
Future American classic
This is a brilliant novel, cleverly constructed and raising searching questions about faith, fate and the American dream. The ambition of the characterisa... READ MORE
Tim Dumble