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A Prayer for Owen Meany (Modern Library)

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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 boys mother. The boy who hits the ball doesnt believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is Gods 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.

Synopsis:

John Irving's seventh novel begins in 1953, as Owen Meany and his best friend, both 11, are playing in a Little League baseball game. Owen hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he's convinced he is God's instrument. What happens to him after that foul ball is both extraordinary and terrifying.

About the Author

John Irving published his first novel at the age of twenty-six. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation; he has won an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award, and an Oscar.

In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In January 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679642596
Introduction:
Irving, John
Author:
Irving, John
Author:
John Irving Introduction by the author
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Belief and doubt
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
New hampshire
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Religious fiction
Subject:
Predestination
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Birthfathers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2002
Edition Description:
Modern Library Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library
Series Volume:
2389
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.26x5.72x1.38 in. 1.65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , John Irving's seventh novel begins in 1953, as Owen Meany and his best friend, both 11, are playing in a Little League baseball game. Owen hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he's convinced he is God's instrument. What happens to him after that foul ball is both extraordinary and terrifying.
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