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The Resource A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

Label
A prayer for Owen Meany
Title
A prayer for Owen Meany
Statement of responsibility
John Irving
Title variation
Simon Birch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Owen Meany, the only child of a New Hampshire granite quarrier, believes he is God's instrument. He is. This is John Irving's most comic novel; yet Owen Meany is Mr. Irving's most heartbreaking character. --Publisher
Summary
Owen Meany hits a foul ball while playing baseball in the summer of 1953 that kills his best friend's mother, an accident that Owen is sure is the result of divine intervention
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1990.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
035735
Cataloging source
ZAE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irving, John
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3559.R8
LC item number
P7 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Belief and doubt
  • Mothers
  • Male friendship
  • Predestination
  • Birthfathers
  • Young men
  • Boys
  • Psychological fiction
  • Religious fiction
  • New Hampshire
Target audience
adult
Label
A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes reader's guide, copyright 2001
  • Originally published in 1989
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780345417978
Lccn
97093292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50220474
  • (OCoLC)ocm50220474
Label
A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes reader's guide, copyright 2001
  • Originally published in 1989
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
543 pages
Isbn
9780345417978
Lccn
97093292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50220474
  • (OCoLC)ocm50220474

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