By (author) John Lanchester
Format: Paperback / softback
Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester
Book DescriptionMr. 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 DetailsISBN: 9780140298369
Paperback / softback
(197mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award 1996.
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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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