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A Prayer for Owen Meany

Author: Irving, John Set In . . .
 North America, Canada, Ontario, Toronto, USA, Massachusetts, Cambridge, New Hampshire
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: 1950s
Published: 1989

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"Among the very best American novels of our time."—Charlotte Observer

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.

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