'If you care about something you have to protect it. If you're lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it'. 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 ball is both extraordinary and terrifying.
A hardcover first UK edition, 1989, of one of John Irving's best novels, A Prayer for Owen Meany, published by Bloomsbury UK. even yellowing / page tanning to paper, otherwise unmarked, creases and small closed dents to the lower edges of the dustjacket.