Publisher description for A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel / John Irving.
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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 and terrifying.
A Prayer for Owen Meany was first published in 1989. This Modern Library edition includes a new Introduction by the author.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 United States Fiction, Belief and doubt Fiction, Mothers Death Fiction, Male friendship Fiction, Predestination Fiction, New Hampshire Fiction, Birthfathers Fiction, Young men Fiction, Boys Fiction