In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys best friends are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball and kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn t believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.
About the Author
John Irving is the author of numerous novels for adults, including "A Widow for One Year, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany," and "The World According to Garp," He lives in Vermont and Toronto.
Fitness and bodybuilding champion Joe Barrett, certified personal trainer and licensed massage therapist, has earned trophies in many prestigious competitions, including Mr. U.S.A. and Mr. America. He has appeared in dozens of fitness magazines and on national television promoting health and fitness.