Book Description: In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boysâ€”best friendsâ€”are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boyâ€™s mother. The boy who hits the ball doesnâ€™t believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is Godâ€™s instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.A Prayer for Owen Meany was first published in 1989. This Modern Library edition includes a new Introduction by the author.