I just watched part of Simon Birch on cable. In one scene the narrator, Simon’s best friend Joe, born illegitimate to a mother who never spoke of his father, learns that his father is the married minister whose church he has always attended (ala Scarlett Letter, 1960).
I read A Prayer for Owen Meany years and years ago but I have spotted memory of it and they’ve changed many things for the movie (such as Owen Meany becoming Simon Birch). I’m trying to remember: does he ever learn who his father is in the book? I remember him going on various odysseys (including one to a store that sells only red clothing and accessories in Boston) looking for him and I remember the minister and wife, but I don’t remember him learning the minister is his father. Did it happen?
Just one of those passing curiosity things. Thanks for any help.