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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English


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StatementJohn Irving.
The Physical Object
Pagination543p. : Pbk.
Number of Pages543
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22034901M
ISBN 100345417976

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The A Prayer for Owen Meany Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. The book is about having faith because of Owen Meany; the title of the book involves prayer. Dismemberment Motif. Because being alone with our thoughts was no fun, we would pick up Owen Meany and pass him back and forth, overhead. We managed this while remaining seated in our chairs-that was the challenge of the game. Someone-I forget who started it-would get up, seize Owen, sit back down with him, pass him to the next person, who would pass him on, and so forth. His best friend, Johnny Wheelwright, is the book's narrator: from Toronto, where he has lived for some 20 odd years, he tells the story of Owen Meany, who has a voice that comes from God, of his own Father Hunt—Wheelwright is the product of his mother's little fling—and of growing up in the Sixties, when some people believed in destiny. A Prayer for Owen Meany JOHN IRVING WILLIAM MORROW An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers DEDICATION * * * This book is for Helen Frances Winslow Irving and Colin Franklin Newell Irving, my mother and father EPIGRAPH * * * Have no Anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be Ratings:

A Prayer for Owen Meany Summary & Study Guide Description. A Prayer for Owen Meany Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections.   A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY is a dense and darkly comedic novel that has heavy themes and explores serious issues. But it's also incredibly affecting and relatable. The characters are brilliantly crafted and the dialogue is so rich that it's easy to get swept into the story and feel every plot twist and downturn along the way.5/5. #書# 《A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel》7/10 作者:John Irving 出版社:William Morrow Paperbacks 出版時間: 頁數: 年夏天被John Irving的《The World According to Garp》驚艷到,設了個目標要把他從年到年18本小說、短文集讀完。/10(30). "A Prayer for Owen Meany" is NOT your typical book. Of course, that could be said about any of John Irving's novels; his is one of the most unusual voices I've ever read. But this one is especially unique. Owen Meany is probably the most memorable character that I've ever come across in a book of any genre/5(7).