The Odds: A Love Story
Publish date: January 19th 2012
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 179
Edition language: English
It’s painful to watch a couple who have lost their connection attempt to interact. That’s the focus of this new Stewart O’Nan book. You may or may not know that I have loved Stewart O’Nan’s books, Emily, Alone, and Last Night at the Red Lobster. This book shares some of the qualities of his earlier ...
O'Nan is a master at sketching out the details of his characters so flawlessly, that it's sometimes painful to watch them act out their lives. In The Odds, he follows a couple over one weekend at Niagra Falls, as they try to win back their savings, their house and -- at least one of them is hoping -...
Art and Marion are on the brink of bankruptcy and divorce when they decide to risk everything on a second honeymoon to Niagra Falls. It's a very simple story, examining in brief the reasons their marriage and finances have crumbled as they spend their days sightseeing and their evenings at the roule...