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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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an offensive misrepresentation of what should be expected
  • He couldn't have imagined what a travesty Owen Meany's absence would make of the commencement exercises that year—how such a timid, rather plain, and much-ignored student, who was the replacement valedictorian of our class, would find the . courage to offer as a valedictory only these words: "I am not the head of this class.
    p. 414.9

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