a prayer for owen meany


John Irving’s novel A Prayer For Owen Meany, about a dwarf boy with the wrecked voice. He is so small the other children picks him up and passes him hand to hand like a toy.

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A Prayer For Owen Meany

John Irving’s novel A Prayer for Owen Meany, about a boy John Wheelwright who grow up with him. When he tells his life story, he explains that he is a Christian because of his childhood friend Owen Meany.  They are from a small New England Town of Gravesend, New Hampshire. John’s family hails from the line of the founding fathers while Owen’s family are the poorer working-class families. Needless to say, Owen lives in his family’s granite quarry. However, the boys attend Sunday school together. So, after Sunday School the children makes a game to pick up weightless Owen and pass him around overhead. He also has a strange voice like a sounding brass that draws attention to him.

Needless to say, the towns people think he gets his voice from the granite dust, since he is born in a quarry, but Owen believes it’s a gift from God as well as his unusual size.

And there is so much more to the story. Its one of those nail biting, edge of your seat, staying up all night type of story. Get the book now.


A Prayer For Owen Meany, a novel by John Irving, available at thebookchateau.com
a prayer for owen meany