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

£4.20
SKU B001912
Synopsis

'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.

Details
  • 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.
External Reviews

"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.

The Author

John Winslow Irving is an American-Canadian novelist and screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978. Many of Irving's novels, including The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and A Widow for One Year, have been bestsellers.

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