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Mr Phillips

John Lanchester

Mr Phillips wakes on the morning of July 31 in his modest, nearly mortgage-free home, in the bed he has contentedly shared with his wife of thirty years (though to be honest, at night he lies beside her and dreams of other women), ready to face another ordinary day. Except that for Mr Phillips, it is not an ordinary day, for on Friday, July 28, he was summarily sacked. Nonetheless, he rises at his usual hour and prepares himself as he has done his entire working life for the office he no longer has. This is the story of one day in the life of a decent man who only forty-eight hours before knew exactly who and what he was - husband and father, accountant, home-owner, son - and who on this day wonders who and what he can become.

Mr Phillips wakes on the morning of July 31 in his modest, nearly mortgage-free home, in the bed he has contentedly shared with his wife of thirty years (though to be honest, at night he lies beside her and dreams of other women), ready to face another ordinary day. Except that for Mr Phillips, it is not an ordinary day, for on Friday, July 28, he was summarily sacked. Nonetheless, he rises at his usual hour and prepares himself as he has done his entire working life for the office he no longer has. This is the story of one day in the life of a decent man who only forty-eight hours before knew exactly who and what he was - husband and father, accountant, home-owner, son - and who on this day wonders who and what he can become.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Mr Phillips wakes on the morning of July 31 in his modest, nearly mortgage-free home, in the bed he has contentedly shared with his wife of thirty years (though to be honest, at night he lies beside her and dreams of other women), ready to face another ordinary day. Except that for Mr Phillips, it is not an ordinary day, for on Friday, July 28, he was summarily sacked. Nonetheless, he rises at his usual hour and prepares himself as he has done his entire working life for the office he no longer has. This is the story of one day in the life of a decent man who only forty-eight hours before knew exactly who and what he was - husband and father, accountant, home-owner, son - and who on this day wonders who and what he can become.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

6h 44m