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Not Working: A Novel by Lisa Owens

Not Working: A Novel - Lisa Owens
bookshelves: published-2016, chick-lit, amusing, spring-2016, radio-4, hype-tinted-glasses, debut, feckless-procrastination
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from April 28 to May 15, 2016




Description: Lisa Owens's comic debut novel tells the story of a life unravelling in minute and spectacular ways, voicing the questions we've all asked ourselves but never dared to say out loud.

Thirtysomething Claire Flannery has quit her job to discover her true vocation, only to realise that she has no idea how to go about finding it. In her muddled but somehow impeccable logic she discovers that, 'the more time you have, the less time you have'. As the weeks stretch into months with nothing to show but an overflowing internet search history and an unintended feud with her mother, Claire finds herself sinking under pressure and wondering where her life fell apart.

Read by Emily Bruni