Not Working (omnibus) [Lisa Owen]

Episodes

EpisodeFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
012016050820210328 (BBC7)Thirtysomething Claire Flannery has quit her job to discover her true vocation, only to realise 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.

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.

Read by Emily Bruni

Omnibus of the first five of ten episodes abridged by Robin Brooks.

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016.

Quitting her job to find her true vocation, Claire realises she has no idea how to find it

Emily Bruni reads Lisa Owen's tale of thirtysomething Clare whose life is unravelling