Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester
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Mr. Phillips
By John Lanchester

Mr. Phillips

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Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester

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Mr. Phillips wakes on a summer's Monday morning in his modest, nearly mortgage-free house, ready to face another ordinary working day. Except this day is far from ordinary, for on the previous Friday, Mr. Phillips was summarily sacked. Unable to deal with this disaster--unable even to tell his own wife--Mr. Phillips rises at his usual hour and prepares himself for the job he no longer has. As he wanders the streets of London, what he sees triggers memories. Gradually a picture develops of a decent man who, only days before, knew exactly who and what he was--husband, home-owner, father, valued employee--and on this day wonders who and what he can become.Using the bits and pieces of one man's past, John Lanchester has drawn a fully dimensional life and, in the process, made in Mr. Phillips an Everyman for our times.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140298369
ISBN-10: 0140298363
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author John Lanchester

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"One of the world's great explainers of the financial crisis and its aftermath."-Michael Lewis

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Debt To Pleasure by John Lanchester Debt To Pleasure, Paperback (January 2015)

Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award 1996.

Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester Fragrant Harbour, Paperback (January 2013)

Tells the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia's last seventy years. This novel covers the complacency of colonial life in the 1930s; the horrors of the Japanese occupation during the Second World War; and the post-war boom and the handover of the city to the Chinese.

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Author Biography - John Lanchester

John Lanchester is the author of The Debt to Pleasure (winner of the Whitbread and Hawthornden prizes) and Mr. Phillips. Raised in Hong Kong, he now lives in London with his wife and sons.

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