A quirky, stylish, feelgood novel of high stakes, lost love and poker from the bestselling author of GOODNIGHT STEVE MCQUEEN.
Audrey Unger hasn't seen her father since she was a child. A professional poker player and compulsive gambler, he left home when she was eleven years old and disappeared from her life for good.
Now in her early thirties and poised on the edge of her own mid-life crisis, she makes the decision to try and find him. To discover what it was that made him gamble. To discover what drove him to give her up.
Big Louie is the key to her father's world. An agoraphobic, card playing, Hans Christian Anderson sized giant, who hasn't left his flat in over three years.
Fighting a battle with his own phobias, he takes Audrey on a journey of self discovery. He guides her through the subtleties of professional poker; the thrill of high stakes gambling; and on towards a final hand of cards that will change both of their lives for good.
Combines laugh-out loud funny passages alongside sections that make you want to cry - Independent
Great comic characters, and smart one-liners - Observer
An uplifting, original tale - Sunday Mirror
A moving, often funny story of high stakes, lost love and finding your place in the world - Company
Louise Wener was born and raised in Ilford, East London. In the mid nineties, after years of singing into hair brushes and working in dead end jobs, she found fame as lead singer with the pop band Sleeper and went on to record three top ten albums and eight top forty singles. Having realised her twin ambitions of meeting Richard and Judy and appearing on Top of the Pops she decided it was time for a change of direction. Goodnight Steve McQueen is her first novel.