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7th August, 2016

By Lisa Owens, Picador, €17.25

In Lisa Owens’ enjoyable debut novel, we meet lead character Claire, a ‘creative communications’ executive who decides to leave her job so she can figure out what she wants from life. Unfortunately, the answers don’t come quickly enough. Although this seems slight stuff to craft the material of a novel from, Owens delivers a smart, quirky and resonant story, with strong characterisation.

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