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A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Einstelldatum: 15.01.2017
Autor: John Irving
Medium: Paperback
Zahl der Medien: 1
Verlag: Ballantine Books
Jahr: 1990
Seitenzahl: 640
Gewicht(g): 300
ISBN: 0345361792
EAN: 9780345361790
Sprache(n): Englisch
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Owen Meany is a dwarfish boy with a strange voice who accidentally kills his best friend's mom with a baseball and believes--accurately--that he is an instrument of God, to be redeemed by martyrdom. John Irving's novel, which inspired the 1998 Jim Carrey movie Simon Birch, is his most popular book in Britain, and perhaps the oddest Christian mystic novel since Flannery O'Connor's work. Irving fans will find much that is familiar: the New England prep-school-town setting, symbolic amputations of man and beast, the Garp-like unknown father of the narrator (Owen's orphaned best friend), the rough comedy. The scene of doltish the doltish headmaster driving a trashed VW down the school's marble staircase is a marvelous set piece. So are the Christmas pageants Owen stars in. But it's all, as Highlights magazine used to put it, "fun with a purpose...

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