The Odds: A Love Story (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print)) (Large Print / Hardcover)

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It's hard to find a more prolific award-winning American writer than
Stewart O'Nan. Author of Last Night at the Lobster, Faithful, Snow
Angels and many more, his latest, The Odds, is a tiny book with the
impact of a sledge hammer!

Celebrating their 30th anniversary at Niagra Falls, (the site of their
first) Marian and Art Fowler are nearly in financial ruins, both having
lost their jobs, soon to lose their house and almost inevitably, to lose
their marriage. What follows in the span of two short days is a
character study of two people ready to risk it all to their very last
dime at the casino.

It's hard to like this down and out couple as they fight for their
financial and marital survival. But it's not hard to like O'Nan's
concise and probing writing into the human psychie. Hard to like...hard
to forget!

— Karen L.

February 2012 Indie Next List


“This is a small novel that packs an emotional wallop. Art and Marion Fowler are at the end of their rope, with their marriage, careers, and finances unraveling at an alarming rate. A last hurrah, a Valentine's Day weekend at a posh gambling resort on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls -- which they can ill afford -- will determine their future. Anyone in a long relationship will both nod and cringe as O'Nan subtly and brilliantly lays out Art and Marion's frailties, strengths, foibles, and deep affection. Both suspenseful and sweet, I loved this gem of a novel.”
— Cathy Langer, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO



Product Details
ISBN: 9781611733969
ISBN-10: 1611733960
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Center Point
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
Pages: 215
Language: English
Series: Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print)
 
 
 
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