One warm July morning Mr Phillips climbs out of bed, leaving Mrs Phillips dozing.
He prepares for his commute into the city - but this is no ordinary Wednesday.
It is a day on which Mr Phillips will chat with a pornographer, stalk a tv mini-celebrity, have lunch with an aspiring record mogul, and get caught up in a bank robbery.
It is, as Mr Phillips comes to realise, the first day of the rest of his life - whether he wants it to be or not.
All this is both better and worse than being at work.
So why is Mr Phillips, a cautious middle-aged accountant, not behind his desk calculating the financial consequences of redundancies or recommending the savings to be made from more responsible use of yellow sticky note pads?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 03/01/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571294862