Author(s): Lisa Owens
For fans of HBO's Girls, Bridget Jones's Diary and Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, a laugh-out-loud, irreverent debut novel about a woman trying--not to have it all--but to figure it all out.
Twenty-something Londoner Claire has just resigned from her job without a plan--and although she is pleased, her family and friends can't seem to understand. Before too long, she manages to push away both her safe, steady, brain-surgeon boyfriend and her difficult but loving mother.
Quirky, questioning Claire hilariously navigates and comments on the emotions and minutiae of day-to-day life as only someone without the distractions of a regular routine can. Brilliantly observed, touching and wildly funny, Not Working is the story of a life unraveling and a novel that skewers the questions that have been keeping us all awake at night.
A hilarious, whip-smart, once-in-a-generation debut from an irresistible new voice.
Lisa Owens was born in 1985 and grew up in Glasgow and Hertfordshire. Not Working is her first novel. She lives in London.