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Review of ‘A Prayer for Owen Meany’

John Irving's seventh novel is dominated by an extraordinary and preposterous hero. A tiny boy from the massive granite quarries of Gravesend, N.H. A prophet with a wrecked voice. A hero who speaks in a perpetual scream of UNIFORM UPPER-CASE LETTERS. Owen Meany.

Owen may be small, but his faith is huge. And from the fateful day…

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