Owen Meany: A boy born to lowly granite-workers, he is affected by two conditions - one that stunts his growth (his adult height is less than five feet) and a second that damaged his larynx, causing his voice to be shrill and unpleasant at all times (it is later described as a "permanent scream." Owen is an unusually thoughtful and strong-minded child who has a devout faith in a Christian God, but strong qualms with his local churches. He believes that he is destined for great things and that he is God's instrument. He is a regular figure in the Wheelwright house and comes from a less-than-perfect family environment.
“Your boredom is your problem <...> It's your lack of imagination that bores you.”
“If you're a victim, the world will use you.”
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