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Odds A Love Story

ISBN-10: 0143122274

ISBN-13: 9780143122272

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stewart O'Nan

List price: $14.00
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In the new novel from the author ofLast Night at the Lobster, a middle-age couple goes all in for love at a Niagara Falls casinoStewart O'Nan's thirteenth novel is another wildly original, bittersweet gem like his celebratedLast 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 Oddsis a reminder that love, like life, is always a gamble.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Stewart O'Nan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1961. He received a B. S. from Boston University in 1983 and received a M. F. A. in fiction from Cornell University in 1992. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a test engineer for Grumman Aerospace from 1984 to 1988. He has written several novels including The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, The Circus Fire, and Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season. In the Walled City won the 1993 Due Heinz Literature Prize; Snow Angels won the 1993 Pirates Alley William Faulkner Prize; and The Names of the Dead won the 1996 Oklahoma Book Award. Snow Angels was made into a feature film in 2007. In 1996, he was listed as one of Granta's best young American novelists.