Andy Abramowitz has written a novel for those of us who longed to be rock ’n’ roll stars while settling for our routine day jobs.
Thank You, Goodnight, a debut novel and a June Indie Next List selection, follows the exploits of Teddy Tremble, lead singer in the ’90s for the eponymous Tremble — whose megahit single, It Feels Like a Lie, was also the band’s only hit. Like Teddy, Abramowitz is a lawyer and a lapsed musician.
“I played in bands and performed in many different venues,” he says in press materials, “but whereas Teddy Tremble was a one-hit wonder, I’m a no-hit wonder.”
Now closing in on 40, Teddy — who hasn’t spoken to his bandmates in a decade — is determined to get the band back together for an encore. He just has to convince Tremble’s other three members — now ensconced in adult lives as a high school music teacher, a midwife and a sex therapist — to pursue their dreams and restore their legacy.
Tremble’s most rabid fans, bunched together in a village in Switzerland, will be ecstatic.
Abramowitz is putting the finishing touches on his second novel. It’s about a brother and sister whose lives fall apart over one summer — and, he promises, “no one plays in a band.”
— Celeste Williams
Thank You, Goodnight
by Andy Abramowitz