A Prayer For Owen Meany (Paperback)
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A Prayer For Owen Meany (Paperback)

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Paperback 720 Pages / Published: 01/05/1990
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Waterstones Says

A tragic event sets a young boy's life on a curious course in this fiendishly clever, endlessly entertaining and gloriously moving novel from the author of The World According to Garp.

'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: 509 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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 better entertainment is there than a serious book which makes you laugh?' - Spectator

'So extraordinary, so original, and so enriching' - The Washington Post

'May justly join the classic American list' - Observer

'A heartbreaking masterpiece of a novel... tremendously ambitious and fiendishly clever' - Dominic Holland, Sunday Express

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“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 religion and keeps you second guessing until the end.

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“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 Cardholder

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“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 seemingly random incidents and coincidences and pulls them togethe... More

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