Supposing one day at the office, you simply forgot why you were there...Would anybody notice? Would anybody care? Would it make any difference, so long as you went on doing the job you were paid to do? Lorna comes to work one morning in a buzzing newspaper office, high up in a shining tower block. A colleague offers to bring her a smart new sandwich and fancy coffee in a paper cup. Emails, boyfriends, sparkling parties follow...The problem is that Lorna has had a brainstorm. She can't remember what she does, where she came from, where she's supposed to go next. An acid yet poetic comedy set in the booming London of the 1990s, "The Brainstorm" is very funny about offices and newspapers, about friends and enemies, about ambition, love and life. It's also about memory and forgetfulness, and the importance of learning from the past.
Jenny Turner was born in Aberdeen and educated at the University of Edinburgh. Her journalism appears in the London Review of Books. She lives in south-east London with her family. The Brainstorm is her first novel.