The Perfect Play
By Louise Wener
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780060585488, 352pp.)
Publication Date: October 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
Playing the cards she's been dealt has left Audrey Unger feeling out of control. Her professional poker-playing father walked out of her life when she was eleven. Now in her early thirties -- on the verge of her own midlife crisis -- she's prepared to risk everything to find him. In an attempt to discover what made him gamble and what drove him to give her up, Audrey must immerse herself in her father's world: a world of high-stakes gambling and ego-driven men who never want to lose.
Audrey is about to play the biggest game of her life. Who says a woman can't bluff? Those sitting across the table from her are about to realize that Audrey has the spirit of adventure in her blood.
Before turning to writing, Louise Wener was the lead singer of the 1990s British band Sleeper. She lives in London.