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The Big Blind

by Louise Wener

The Big Blind Synopsis

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.

The Big Blind Press Reviews

'Combines laugh out-loud funny passages alongside sections which make you want to cry' - Independent 'Great comic characters . . .and smart one liners' - Observer. A moving, often funny story of high stakes, lost love and finding your place in the world * Company * 'A moving, often funny story of high stakes, lost love and finding your place in the world. Louise Wener confirms her successful career change from pop star to novelist with this impressive second novel.' - Company * Company * An uplifting, original tale * Sunday Mirror * Sassy * OK Magazine * 'Intelligently written, this moving and entertaining read marks former pop star Wener out as a fiction writer with a bright future.' - Bristol Evening Post Great comic characters, and smart one-liners * Observer * Combines laugh-out loud funny passages alongside sections that make you want to cry * Independent * 'An uplifting, original tale' - Sunday Mirror

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340820322
Publication date: 13th September 2004
Author: Louise Wener
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Louise Wener

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.

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