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A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany


by John Irving

Katherine Keeling

Character Analysis

Katherine Keeling is a figure from John's adulthood in Toronto. She is the headmistress of the Bishop Strachan School where John is an English teacher. She and John are good friends, and every year she invites John to come on vacation with her and her family.