Unhinged but endearing dairy-cleaner keeps diary of 2007’s major comings and goings, whilst stumbling towards friendship, love and an understanding of his true identity.
Archibald McFeiss is lost in 2007. He keeps a diary of the year to make sense of the times he’s trying to exist in. Archie is an intelligent but bewildered man who spends his days cleaning a crumbling dairy and absorbing the tireless and contradictory output of the media. The latter, combined with his avid reading and what he’s learned from a past life, provide a comical and controversial commentary on an extremely eventful year. .
The diary also chronicles Archie’s relationships with some similarly forlorn, but endearing characters. These include Roger, a 50-year ex-con with a big heart but struggling brain, and their uniquely attractive colleague, Wendy, who recognises a side to Archie others fails to.
With the year progressing, there’s a growing sense of Archie’s past catching up with him. There are thoughts and dreams of familiar and loving faces and an increasing number of apparent strangers asking where they know him from. Even Roger, his faithful and mostly oblivious sidekick, questions Archie’s true identity, calling him the So-Called Mr McFeiss.
As New Year’s Eve approaches, is it possible that the lost diarist of 2007 – Britain’s first 21st Century working class philosopher – is about to be uncovered? .