A Separate Peace

A Prayer for Owen Meany – Chapter 6: The Voice

Summary After Lydias death, Johns grandmother decides to acquire a television for 80 Front Street, though for years she had steadfastly resisted owning one. She allows John and Owen to watch whatever programs they wish, except the Late Show–Mrs. Wheelwright believes that they should have a reasonable bedtime. Mrs. Wheelwright watches the television constantly, and …

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A Prayer for Owen Meany – Chapter 9: The Shot

Summary In 1987, John writes, Hester has actually succeeded in becoming a rock star. Calling herself “Hester the Molester”–Noah and Simons childhood nickname for her–she plays a kind of seamy hard rock that garners considerable airplay on music video channels. John thinks her videos are disgusting and stupid, but his students love her. He describes …

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