The Odds

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2012 - Fiction - 179 pages
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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.

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Man, writing this, I realized I really hated this book. - Goodreads
THE ODDS: A Love Story. - Goodreads
I found the writing to be concise, and so profound. - Goodreads
Read The Odds and you read transcendent writing - 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

User Review  - Vonia - Goodreads

I am most likely biased based on a recent personal "adventure" with the misgiving of relationships and the perils of love... If I know what it is. O'Nan wrote, as always, with grace, admirable ... 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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