Study Guide

Ginger Brinker-Smith in A Prayer for Owen Meany

By John Irving

Ginger Brinker-Smith

Ginger Brinker-Smith is married to Mr. Brinker-Smith, one of the teachers at Gravesend Academy. She inspires a lot of Owen and Johnny's curiosities about sex. This is never so apparent as when she and her husband go at it in a room in which Owen and Johnny are hiding – the boys are totally shell-shocked afterwards.