A Prayer for Owen Meany

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While playing in Little League baseball game in New Hampshire, eleven-year-old Owen Meany hits a foul ball and kills his best friend’s mother. After this devastating incident, Owen says that he does not believe in accidents and further says that he believes that he is God’s instrument. After the 1953 foul ball, what happens to Owen is both extraordinary and terrifying.

What makes this book stand out?

This is an interesting book about faith, doubt and relationship between natural and supernatural.

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The character is , at moments, a comic, self-deluded victim, but in the end, he is a principal and tragic actor in a divine plan.

Don't read it for

It is a heart- breaking novel

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