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A Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving

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Chapter 1: The Foul Ball

Chapter 2: The Armadillo

Chapter 3: The Angel

Chapter 4: The Little Lord Jesus

Chapter 5: The Ghost of the Future

Chapter 6: The Voice

Chapter 7: The Dream

Chapter 8: The Finger

Chapter 9: The Shot

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Armlessness

by GEC0419, February 20, 2014

I think that Owen's being swaddled too tightly to move his arms in "The Little Lord Jesus" is another instance of the armlessness motif, especially considering the religious setting of the pageant.

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Wow

by Shaggymcruff, March 01, 2014

This story is too great a fabrication to take seriously. It borders on fantasy. Irving is a strange person with a very warped perspective of religion.

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