The Odds

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Penguin, 2012 - Fiction - 179 pages
24 Reviews

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.

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THE ODDS: A Love Story. - Goodreads
I found the writing to be concise, and so profound. - Goodreads
It was the ending that killed the whole book for me. - Goodreads
The ending leaves it up to the reader to decide. - Goodreads

Review: The Odds: A Love Story

User Review  - Carol Moore - Goodreads

The Odds ** ˝ …Steward O'Nan After 30 years of marriage, Art and Marion face financial ruin. They've lost their jobs and have enormous debts due to overextending on a house. They have no savings left ... Read full review

Review: The Odds: A Love Story

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Stewart O'Nan's novel, The Odds -- A Love Story, has many strengths and a few weaknesses, though perhaps the weaknesses are more important than the strengths. This is a book about a couple whose ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Stewart O'Nan is the author of twelve previous novels, including Songs for the Missing, A Prayer for the Dying, and Snow Angels. In Faithful, he and Stephen King chronicled the 2004 Boston Red Sox. He was born, raised, and lives in Pittsburgh with his family.

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