ODTAA (1926) by John Masefield (1878 - 1967). It is an adventure novel first published in February 1926. Its title stands for One Damn Thing After Another. It opens with establishing narrative describing the fictional South American nation of Santa Barbara which "lies far to leeward of the Sugar States, is at the angle of the continent, with two coasts, one facing to the north, the other east. The city of Santa Barbara is in a bay at the angle where these two coasts trend one from each other." The novel is set prior to the events described in "Sard Harker" (published in October 1924).
The novel inspired a work for orchestra, also titled ODTAA, by Doreen Carwithen.