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The wheel of fortune/ goes spinning round/Will the arrow point my way?/Will this be the day?/O wheel of fortune/don't pass me by/Let me know the magic of/a kiss and a sigh/While the wheel is spinning, spinning, spinning/I'll not dream of winning/fortune or fame/While the wheel is turning/turning/turning/I'll be ever yearning/for love's precious flame/O wheel of fortune/I'm hoping somehow/if you'll ever smile on me/please let it be now. - Dinah Washington
The final weekend of their marriage, hounded by insolvency, indecision, and, stupidly, half secretly, in the never-distant past ruled by memory, infidelity, Art and Marion Fowler fled the country.
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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:44 -0400)
"A middle aged couple goes all in for love at a Niagara Falls casino"--