Not Working

3.09 based on 911 ratings & 171 reviews on
Macmillan Digital Audio

Publication date: 21.04.2016
ISBN: 9781509818044
Number of pages: 0


Claire Flannery has quit her job in order to discover her true vocation - only to realize she has no idea how to go about finding it. Whilst everyone around her seems to have their lives entirely under control, Claire finds herself sinking under pressure and wondering where her own fell apart. 'It's fine,' her grandmother says. 'I remember what being your age was like - of course, I had four children under eight then, but modern life is different, you've got an awful lot on.'

Sharp, tender and funny, Lisa Owen's brilliantly observed debut Not Working is the story of a life unravelling and a novel that asks the questions we've never dared to say out loud.

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Very funny and very true, Owens totally nails that tricksy twentysomething period when you’re yet to work out what the hell to do with your life
Glamour (10 Best Novels of 2016)
Agenda-setting . . . Combining the honesty of Bridget Jones with the bang-on social observation of early Sex and the City, this nails it
The Pool
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, lovable and flawed, Claire is a super narrator that readers will easily connect with . . . at once universal and unique
Irish Times