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A Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving

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What is the name of the Indian sagamore who sold Gravesend to the first John Wheelwright?

What is Mrs. Wheelwright's address?

Where does Aunt Martha live?

What is the name of the school at which John teaches in 1987?

How does Owen Meany pay for college?

What is Hester's stage name?

In what year does John's mother marry Dan Needham?

What does Owen weld to the auditorium stage after he is expelled?

What role does John play in the Christmas pageant?

Who amputates John's finger?

In what year does Owen die?

What was the Rev. Wiggin's former occupation?

What is the Rev. Merrill's denomination?

Who is John's father?

Why does Owen hate the Catholics?

What is Owen's byline in the Gravesend Grave?

What does the dummy wear after Tabby dies?

Whose ghost possesses the Rev. Merrill?

In what year does John narrate the book?

In what city does Owen die?

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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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