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Life
Since the publication of Garp, which made him independently wealthy, Irving has been able to concentrate solely on fiction writing as a vocation, sporadically accepting short-term teaching positions —including one at his alma mater, the Iowa Writers' Workshop—and serving as an assistant coach on his sons' high school wrestling teams. (Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1992 as an "Outstanding American.")

Irving's four most highly regarded novels—The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and the 1998 A Widow for One Year—have been published in Modern Library editions. In 2004, a portion of A Widow for One Year was adapted into The Door in the Floor, starring Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger.

On June 28, 2005, the New York Times published an article revealing that Until I Find You (2005) contains two elements about his personal life that he had never before discussed publicly: his sexual abuse at age 11 by an older woman, and the recent entrance in his life of his biological father's family.

Works
1968 - Setting Free the Bears
1972 - The Water-Method Man
1974 - The 158-Pound Marriage
1978 - The World According to Garp
1981 - The Hotel New Hampshire
1985 - The Cider House Rules
1989 - A Prayer for Owen Meany
1994 - A Son of the Circus
1995 - The Imaginary Girlfriend (non-fiction)
1996 - Trying to Save Piggy Sneed (collection)
1998 - A Widow for One Year
1999 - My Movie Business (non-fiction)
1999 - The Cider House Rules: A Screenplay
2001 - The Fourth Hand
2004 - A Sound Like Someone Trying Not to Make a Sound (Children's book)
2005 - Until I Find You
2009 - Last Night in Twisted River
2012 - In One Person
2015- Avenue of Mysteries
(Author bio adapted from Wikipedia. Retrieved 10/12/2015.)

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Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playi...

Excellent narration of a difficult subject - how to reproduce "The Voice" of Owen Meany - it could have been irritating but Joe Barrett has succeeded in making it believable.
John Irving has everything in this story - growing up, family life, tragedy, mystery, politics, religion, faith and humour.
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Excellent narration of a difficult subject - how to reproduce "The Voice" of Owen Meany - it could have been irritating but Joe Barrett has succeeded in making it believable.
John Irving has everything in this story - growing up, family life, tragedy, mystery, politics, religion, faith and humour.
I love this book.

"Owen Meany" from Lagwagon's 1998 album "Let's Talk About Feelings"
Armadillo Purse. Does this give anyone else Owen Meany flashbacks? or is that just me?

A Prayer for Owen Meany - Shmoop

It was the element of precognition in the Gospels that appealed to his artistic imagination, Mr. Irving said. ''One event that always got me was that Jesus told his disciples that they were going to betray him.'' In the novel, Owen Meany issues a series of prophecies - including one of his death - that find an often ironic fulfillment.

Images from the Denver Center Theatre Company's "A Prayer for Owen Meany." Photos by Terry Shapiro.

SparkNotes: A Prayer for Owen Meany

These questions concern a plot that depicts the inexorable march of Owen's life to his premature but heroic death. Unique among his friends, he was born of a claimed virgin birth, is small of stature, has a high, screeching voice that never changes, and believes that he has a divine calling. This sense of mission stems in part from Owen's conviction that when he hit a baseball that killed narrator Johnny Wheelwright's mother, God had directed the baseball. Throughout his life, Owen's sense of being called and groomed for the heroic death grows as he gathers clues, including even the date on which it will occur--except that until the moment actually arrives Owen does not know precisely what it entails or how it will happen. Readers looking in on the marvelously contrived, intricate and humorous plot have only the vaguest idea what the mission entails--certainly less aware than is Owen--as they consider the innumerable, seemingly random details that Irving strews throughout the evolving plot. The one thing that both Owen and the readers can know is that innocent Owen will die in heroic circumstances. It is this innocent death, which satisfies his divinely ordained mission--a parallel to claims about Christ--that offers the possibility of discovering an atonement motif in the Christ figure of Owen Meany.

Is this some sort of strange… kink? Is this a game? Worse yet, is Owen Meaney serious?

A Prayer for Owen Meany Quotes by John Irving - Goodreads

In the summer of 1953, two 11-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 that 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.