Prayer for Owen Meany, A

John Irving

Prayer for Owen Meany, A

Prayer for Owen Meany, A

John Irving
Pehmeäkantinen
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Arvioitu toimituspäivä: 13.10.2021 - 29.10.2021
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  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja William Morrow & Company
    • ISBN 9780062204097
    • Tuotekoodi 9780062204097
    • Kirjoittajat John Irving
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 03.04.2012
    • Genretunnus MU
    • Sivumäärä 656
    • Asiasanat Literary
    • Pituus (mm) 200.66
    • Leveys (mm) 132.08
    • Korkeus (mm) 30.48
    • Paino (g) 0.454

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"A remarkable novel. . . . A Prayer for Owen Meany is a rare creation in the somehow exhausted world of late twentieth-century fiction--it is an amazingly brave piece of work . . . so extraordinary, so original, and so enriching. . . . Readers will come to the end feeling sorry to leave [this] richly textured and carefully wrought world."
-- STEPHEN KING, Washington Post

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice--not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.

"Roomy, intelligent, exhilarating, and darkly comic . . . Dickensian in scope . . . Quite stunning and very ambitious." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Brilliantly cinematic . . . Irving shows considerable skill as scene after scene mounts to its moving climax. -- ALFRED KAZIN, New York Times

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Myymäläsaatavuus

Tuotetiedot

  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja William Morrow & Company
    • ISBN 9780062204097
    • Tuotekoodi 9780062204097
    • Kirjoittajat John Irving
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 03.04.2012
    • Genretunnus MU
    • Sivumäärä 656
    • Asiasanat Literary
    • Pituus (mm) 200.66
    • Leveys (mm) 132.08
    • Korkeus (mm) 30.48
    • Paino (g) 0.454

Tuotekuvaus

"A remarkable novel. . . . A Prayer for Owen Meany is a rare creation in the somehow exhausted world of late twentieth-century fiction--it is an amazingly brave piece of work . . . so extraordinary, so original, and so enriching. . . . Readers will come to the end feeling sorry to leave [this] richly textured and carefully wrought world."
-- STEPHEN KING, Washington Post

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice--not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.

"Roomy, intelligent, exhilarating, and darkly comic . . . Dickensian in scope . . . Quite stunning and very ambitious." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Brilliantly cinematic . . . Irving shows considerable skill as scene after scene mounts to its moving climax. -- ALFRED KAZIN, New York Times

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