A Prayer for Owen Meany
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 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.
2018 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction
Irving , J. (1989). A Prayer for Owen Meany. New York, NY: William Morrow.