OWEN MEANY IS AN UNUSUAL AND IMAGINATIVE CHARACTER WHOM I WILL FOREVER REMEMBER! OWEN MEANY DESPITE ALL ODDS WILL FIGHT FOR WHAT HE WANTS AND HE ALWAYS ACHIEVES HIS GOALS. AT TIMES LIFE THROWS HIM SOME CURVES, BUT HE USES HIS INTELLIGENCE AND SKILL TO GET WHERE HE WANTS. HIS STORY IS TOLD THROUGH THE EYES OF HIS LIFELONG FRIEND, JOHN WHEELWRIGHT WHO IS ALWAYS LEARNING LESSONS THROUGH OWEN. AN EXCEPTIONAL TALE!
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.
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