Sinking of the Odradek Stadium

Harry Mathews

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Dalkey Archive Press
1 May 2000
ISBN: 9781564782076
Paperback

From the publisher

Composed of a series of letters between a husband and wife, ?"The Sinking of the Odradek Stadium"?is a brilliant comedy about love and longing, dashed hopes and frustrations, and trying to make connections. Newly wedded Zachary McCaltex (a librarian in Miami) and Twang Panattapam (originally from the Southeast-Asian country of Pan-Nam, but residing in Italy) try to trace the whereabouts of a treasure supposedly lost off the coast of Florida in the sixteenth century, while navigating a relationship separated by an ocean as well as their different cultures. In the end, the postal service may be responsible for what gets lost (including Zachary's sanity) along the way.