The Odds

By Stewart O'Nan
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143122272, 192pp.)

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

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Description
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.




About the Author
Stewart O'Nan's novels include "Last Night at the Lobster", "The Night Country", and "Prayer for the Dying". His novel "Snow Angels" was the basis of the 2007 film of the same name. He is also the author of the nonfiction books "The Circus Fire" and, with Stephen King, the bestselling "Faithful". "Granta" named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists. He lives in Pittsburgh.
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