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John Irving - A Prayer for Owen Meany (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B001912
  • Format : Very Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
  • Published : 1989 (This Edition 2010 - Black Swan)
  • ISBN : 9780552993692
  • SKU : B001912
  • PPC : SP670gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

'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.'

Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother.

Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is both extraordinary and terrifying.

"John Irving is such an amazing writer. That's where I will start. His writing is beautiful and unique and he just has a mastery that is enviable!" - Google Review.

"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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