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Owen's Voice (spoilers)

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Initial post: Aug 30, 2007 11:34:59 AM PDT
E. Hersh says:
When the grenade is about to go off in the airport, Owen is yelling at the kids to hide, and then he turns to Johnny and says something along the lines of "Now you see why my voice doesn't change?" and Johnny understood why. I don't quite get it. Can someone explain it to me>

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2007 1:43:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 15, 2007 1:44:07 PM PDT
I just finished the book a few minutes ago. At the airport, Owen says the Vietnemese children are fascinated by him, and that his voice (high-pitched) sounds like theirs, which they seem to find comforting. They obey him when he asks them to hit the ground, etc. (albeit in vietnemese).

Hope you enjoyed the book as much as I did. A lovely character study of boyhood friendship. Best, Liz
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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (Mass Market Paperback - April 14, 1990)
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