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24%OFFJohn Irving - A Prayer for Owen Meany - 9780552993692 - V9780552993692
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A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Description for A Prayer for Owen Meany Paperback. Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is both extraordinary and terrifying. Num Pages: 720 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 41. Weight in Grams: 520.

'A work of genius' Independent

'Marvellously funny . . . What better entertainment is there than a serious book which makes you laugh?' Spectator


'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 ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Black Swan
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1990
Condition
New
Number of Pages
720
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780552993692
SKU
V9780552993692
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
Ref
99-97

About John Irving
John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times - winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. He also received an O. Henry Award in 1981 for the short story 'Interior Space'. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Wrestling ... Read more

Reviews for A Prayer for Owen Meany
I believe it to be a work of genius... because of its absolutely irrepressible flow of invention and suggestion, expressed in some of the most fascinating prose written in fiction today. Originality has distinguished all Mr Irving's books, but in A Prayer For Owen Meany it achieves a new pitch and a new profundity
Independent
Marvellously funny... What ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for A Prayer for Owen Meany


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