The Odds A Love Story (Paperback)
|Author: Stewart O'Nan|
|In the new novel from the author of "Last Night at the Lobster," a middle-age couple goes all in for love at a Niagara Falls casino in another wildly original, bittersweet gem.|
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In the new novel from the author of Last Night at the Lobster, a middle-age couple goes all in for love at a Niagara Falls casino
Stewart O'Nan's thirteenth novel is another wildly original, bittersweet gem like his celebrated Last Night at the Lobster. Valentine's weekend, Art and Marion Fowler flee their Cleveland suburb for Niagara Falls, desperate to recoup their losses. Jobless, with their home approaching foreclosure and their marriage on the brink of collapse, Art and Marion liquidate their savings account and book a bridal suite at the Falls' ritziest casino for a second honeymoon. While they sightsee like tourists during the day, at night they risk it all at the roulette wheel to fix their finances-and save their marriage. A tender yet honest exploration of faith, forgiveness and last chances, The Odds is a reminder that love, like life, is always a gamble.
The author of more than a dozen novels, Stewart O'Nan tells a timely and moving tale about a couple at the edge of financial and emotional ruin in THE ODDS. Art and Marion Fowler have been married nearly three decades--they have raised two children and survived the many hurtles that life put in their path as they try to live their lives together. Now, however, they face one of their most difficult challenges yet--their house is under foreclosure, and they are unemployed and nearly bankrupt. In a desperate last attempt to save their home, their pride, and their relationship--which has suffered severely under the financial strains--Art and Marion decide to go to Niagara Falls. During the day they see the sights, and at night they put all their hopes on winning at the casino. O'Nan brings these damaged characters vividly to life, and in the process tells his story with moving and powerful honesty.