Prayer for Owen Meany: Curriculum Unit
A Prayer for Owen Meany: Curriculum Unit
A select authority’s version of John Irving’s adored A Prayer for Owen Meany—a transitioning story that positions among the most treasured American works of art, including To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye.
In the late spring of 1953, two eleven-year-old young men—closest companions—are playing in a Little League ball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the young men hits a foul ball that slaughters the other kid’s mom. The kid who hits the ball doesn’t have faith in mishaps; Owen Meany trusts he is God’s instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is exceptional.