The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium
Composed of a series of letters between a husband and wife, The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium is a brilliant comedy about love and longing, dashed hopes and frustrations, and trying to make connections. Newly wedded Zachary McCaltex (a librarian in Miami) and Twang Panattapam (originally from the Southeast-Asian country of Pan-Nam, but residing in Italy) try to trace the whereabouts of a treasure supposedly lost off the coast of Florida in the sixteenth century, while navigating a relationship separated by an ocean as well as their different cultures. In the end, the postal service may be responsible for what gets lost (including Zachary's sanity) along the way.
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Review: The Sinking of the Odradek StadiumUser Review - Roger Boyle - Goodreads
Outstanding if esoteric. The book is very very funny in more ways than can be explained without spoilers, but is not necessarily easy to read. It took me some time. I would be challenged to ... Read full review
Review: The Sinking of the Odradek StadiumUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
Meh. I'm sure I would've enjoyed this more if I gave it a chance, but it didn't grab me, and I wasn't looking to put in as much work as the concept required. I absolutely love Mathews' first two ... Read full review