Cover of: A Prayer for Owen Meany | John Irving

About the Edition

Owen Meany, the only child of a New Hampshire granite quarrier, believes he is God's instrument. He is.

This is John Irving's most comic novel: yet Owen Meany is Mr. Irving's most heartbreaking character.
(back cover)

First Sentence

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice-not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

Edition Notes

Ballantine Reader's Circle
US edition

Copyright Date
2001

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
lccn_permalink
PS3559.R8 P7 1989

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
543p.
Number of pages
552
Dimensions
8 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches
Weight
1.2 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9725142M
Internet Archive
prayerforowenmea00irvi_1
ISBN 10
0345417976
ISBN 13
9780345417978
LC Control Number
97-93292
Library Thing
7263
Goodreads
43553920
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