By John Irving
I'm doomed to recollect a boy with a wrecked voice—not as a result of his voice, or simply because he was once the smallest individual I ever knew, or perhaps simply because he was once the device of my mother's loss of life, yet simply because he's the explanation i feel in God; i'm a Christian as a result of Owen Meany.
In the summer season of 1953, eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are enjoying in a bit League 3-hitter in Gravesend, New Hampshire. one of many boys hits a bad ball that kills the opposite boy's mom. The boy who hits the ball doesn't think in injuries; Owen Meany believes he's God's device. What occurs to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.
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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving