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A Prayer For Owen Meany

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'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 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.
'So extraordinary, so original, and so enriching' Stephen King, The Washington Post
'May justly join the classic American list' Anthony Burgess, Observer


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Publisher: Transworld

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  • ISBN: 9781448111831
  • File size: 1221 KB
  • Release date: May 10, 2012

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781448111831
  • File size: 1297 KB
  • Release date: May 10, 2012

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subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:990
Text Difficulty:5-7

'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 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.
'So extraordinary, so original, and so enriching' Stephen King, The Washington Post
'May justly join the classic American list' Anthony Burgess, Observer


Expand title description text