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A Prayer for Owen Meany

A Prayer for Owen Meany

  

by John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany Society and Class Quotes

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Quote #10

By then, Canon Campbell had introduced me to old Teddybear Kilgore, who had hired me to teach at Bishop Strachan. We Wheelwrights have always benefited from our connections.

Owen Meany didn't have any connections. It was never easy for him to fit in. (8.290-291)

It's sad but true: sometimes who you know has a lot to do with what opportunities are available to you. John is pretty well-connected, and he realizes that this puts him at what others might see as an unfair advantage.

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