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Not Working

(2016)
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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.



Praise for this book

"Owens is a comic genius and a beautiful writer. Not Working is so clever and original, pithy and poignant, capturing the voice of a bright, lost generation." - Emma Jane Unsworth


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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
ISBN: 0-385-68600-5 / 978-0-385-68600-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
ISBN: 0-8129-8881-7 / 978-0-8129-8881-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press
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April 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
ISBN: 1-5098-0654-7 / 978-1-5098-0654-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback

Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
ISBN: 0-8129-8883-3 / 978-0-8129-8883-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
ISBN: 1-5098-0656-3 / 978-1-5098-0656-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
ISBN: 1-4448-3230-1 / 978-1-4448-3230-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
ISBN: 1-5098-0655-5 / 978-1-5098-0655-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Not Working: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa Owens
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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April 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2016 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Not Working
Author(s): Lisa Owens
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK