The mother of Larry Lish and ex-wife of Herb Lish, Mitzy Lish spoils her son with parties and girls, then cleans up after his messes. She is vain about her good looks, and is accustomed to the life of a rich socialite. A relentless gossip, Mitzy tells Owen Meany that President Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe are having an affair, and laughs at Owen’s earnest defense of the president. When Owen is rude to her in return, she tries to have him expelled, claiming that he was being anti-Semitic because she’s Jewish.
Mitzy Lish Character Timeline in A Prayer for Owen Meany
The timeline below shows where the character Mitzy Lish appears in A Prayer for Owen Meany. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: The Dream
Chapter 8: The Finger