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A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany

  

by John Irving

Harold Crosby

Character Analysis

Harold Crosby is a chubby, shy kid with whom Johnny and Owen participate in the Christ Church Christmas Pageant in 1953. In a pretty comical scene, Harold unwittingly volunteers for the part of the Announcing Angel in place of Owen. He's afraid of heights and barfs all over himself when he's left hanging for too long.