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 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.
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
“If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”