Not Working

Lisa Owens

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15 June 2017
9781509806560
288 pages
Synopsis

'Lisa Owens is a comedy genius' Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals
'Laugh-out-loud funny' Observer
'Insanely funny but also moving and true' Nathan Filer, author of The Shock of the Fall
'A deadpan comic debut for the procrastination generation' Guardian


Now and again we all lie awake wondering what on earth we're doing with our lives . . . don't we?

Claire Flannery has had more than a few sleepless nights lately. Maybe she shouldn't have walked out of her job with no idea what to do next. Maybe she should think before she speaks -- and maybe then her mother would start returning her calls. Maybe she should be spending more time going to art galleries, or reading up on current affairs, and less time in her pyjamas, entering competitions on the internet. Then again, maybe the perfect solution to life's problems only arises when you stop looking for it . . .

Lisa Owens is a comedy genius and a seriously skilful and beautiful writer. Not Working is so clever and original, pithy and poignant, capturing the voice of a bright, lost generation

Emma Jane Unsworth, author of ANIMALS

I love Not Working. As close to the tenderness and funniness and uniqueness of real life as books get

David Whitehouse, author of Mobile Library

Not Working is absolutely brilliant. Insanely funny but also moving and true. Lisa Owens is one of those writers on whom nothing is lost

Nathan Filer, author of The Shock of the Fall