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Author: John Irving
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Language: English
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Publisher: Transworld
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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. At moments a comic, self-deluded victim, but in the end the principal, tragic actor in a divine plan, Owen Meany is the most heartbreaking hero John Irving has yet created.

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John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942, and he once admitted that he was a \'grim\' child. Although he excelled in English at school and knew by the time he graduated that he wanted to write novels, it was not until he met a young Southern novelist named John Yount, at the University of New Hampshire, that he received encouragement. \'It was so simple,\' he remembers. \'Yount was the first person to point out that anything I did except writing was going to be vaguely unsatisfying.\'\n\nIn 1963, Irving enrolled at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, and he later worked as a university lecturer. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, about a plot to release all the animals from the Vienna Zoo, was followed by The Water-Method Man, a comic tale of a man with a urinary complaint, and The 158-Pound Marriage, which exposes the complications of spouse-swapping. Irving achieved international recognition with The World According to Garp, which he hoped would \'cause a few smiles among the tough-minded and break a few softer hearts\'.\n\nThe Hotel New Hampshire is a startlingly original family saga, and The Cider House Rules is the story of Doctor Wilbur Larch - saint, obstetrician, founder of an orphanage, ether addict and abortionist - and of his favourite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted. A Prayer for Owen Meany features the most unforgettable character Irving has yet created. A Son of the Circus is an extraordinary evocation of modern day India. He is also the author of the international bestsellers A Widow for One Year, The Fourth Hand and Until I Find You. \n\nA collection of John Irving?s shorter writing, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed, was published in 1993. Irving has also written the screenplays for The Cider House Rules and A Son of the Circus, and wrote about his experiences in the world of movies in his memoir My Movie Business.\n\nIrving has had a life-long passion for wrestling, and he plays a wrestling referee in the film of The World According to Garp. In his memoir, The Imaginary Girlfriend, John Irving writes about his life as a wrestler, a novelist and as a wrestling coach. He now writes full-time, has three children and lives in Vermont and Toronto.

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John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942, and he once admitted that he was a \'grim\' child. Although he excelled in English at school and knew by the time he graduated that he wanted to write novels, it was not until he met a young Southern novelist named... Read More

Book Details
Publisher Transworld
Imprint Black Swan
Publication Year 1990
ISBN-13 9780552993692
ISBN-10 0552993697
Language English
Edition New Ed
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 720 Pages
Dimensions
Width 1.46 inch
Height 7.8 inch
Weight 517.0 Grams
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Genuine Feel Good Inspirational read!

When you begin to doubt or simply contemplate the idea of faith, this book will be your saving grace. Believing in something supreme and pertinent, requires an ardent commitment and steadfast resilience, Owen Meany the diminutive protagonist represents this zeal. From the perspective of his best friend Johnny Wheelwright, the narrative is rife with warmth and ingenuity spearheaded by Owen and several other colorful characters along the way. John also provides insight into the political and religious climate within USA and Canada during a span of three decades.

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When you begin to doubt or simply contemplate the idea of faith, this book will be your saving grace. Believing in something supreme and pertinent, requires an ardent commitment and steadfast resilience, Owen Meany the diminutive protagonist represents this zeal. From the perspective of his best friend Johnny Wheelwright, the narrative is rife with warmth and ingenuity spearheaded by Owen and several other colorful characters along the way. John also provides insight into the political and religious climate within USA and Canada during a span of three decades.

Educative, Inspiring and Ind...
When you begin to doubt or simply contemplate the idea of faith, this book will be your saving grace. Believing in something supreme and pertinent, requires an ardent commitment and steadfast resilience, Owen Meany the diminutive protagonist represents this zeal. From the perspective of his best friend Johnny Wheelwright, the narrative is rife with warmth and ingenuity spearheaded by Owen and several other colorful characters along the way. John also provides insight into the political and religious climate within USA and Canada during a span of three decades.

Educative, Inspiring and Indelibly spirited. This book has become my mainstay for unrelenting faith.

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