Mac and His Problem

Intricate, erudite and practically fizzing on the page, Mac and His Problem is a masterpiece of metafiction and a testament to the power and playfulness of great literature.

Mac and His Problem

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473554055

Page: 224

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Enrique Vila-Matas’s new novel is perhaps his greatest: 'playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists' (Colm Tóibín) Mac is not writing a novel. He is writing a diary, which no one will ever read. At over sixty, and recently unemployed, Mac is a beginner, a novice, an apprentice – delighted by the themes of repetition and falsification, and humbly armed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of literature. Mac's wife, Carmen, thinks he is simply wasting his time and in danger of sliding further into depression and idleness. But Mac persists, diligently recording his daily walks through the neighbourhood. It is the hottest summer Barcelona has seen in over one hundred years. Soon, despite his best intentions (not to write a novel), Mac begins to notice that life is exhibiting strange literary overtones and imitating fragments of plot. As he sizzles in the heatwave, he becomes ever more immersed in literature – a literature haunted by death but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing. Intricate, erudite and practically fizzing on the page, Mac and His Problem is a masterpiece of metafiction and a testament to the power and playfulness of great literature.

Mac s Problem

Or is life imitating the stories? As the novel progresses, Mac becomes more adrift from reality, and both he and we become ever more immersed in literature: a literature haunted by death, but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing.

Mac s Problem

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811227332

Page: 256

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Enrique Vila-Matas’s new novel is perhaps his greatest: “playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists” (Colm Tóibín) Mac is currently unemployed and lives on his wife’s earnings from her furniture restoration business. An avid reader, he decides at the age of sixty to keep a diary. Mac’s wife, Carmen, a dyslexic born of dyslexic parents, thinks he is simply wasting his time and risking sliding further into depression—but Mac persists, and is determined that this diary will not turn into a novel. However, one day, he has a chance encounter with a near neighbor, a highly successful author who once wrote a collection of enigmatic, willfully obscure stories. Mac decides that, while he will not write his own stories, he will read, revise, and improve his neighbor’s, which are mostly narrated by a ventriloquist who has lost the ability to speak in different voices. As Mac embarks on this task, he finds that the stories have a strange way of imitating life. Or is life imitating the stories? As the novel progresses, Mac becomes stranger and more adrift from reality, and both he and we become ever more immersed in literature: a literature haunted by death, but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing.

The MAC Flyer

He was looking forward to his normal morning cup of coffee more than usual . ...
an innocent question Jim thought . “ Mind if I take a ... When Approach queried
Jim about the nature of his problem , Jim replied he would get back to them later .

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Moral Development and Reality

The focus of the meeting was the problem reported by 15-year-old Mac, one of
the group members. Mac had resisted and yelled profanities at a staff member
who, in accordance with institutional policy, had begun to inspect his carrying
bag.

Moral Development and Reality

Author: John C. Gibbs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199976171

Page: 355

View: 579

Revised edition of the author's Moral development & reality: beyond the theories of Kohlberg and Hoffman, published in 2010.

Evil Journey

Finally it was time to head back to the station, but before Mac and the Chief went
out to the cruiser, Bob assured them he ... This message answered his question
and he also knew that the entry on the machine was a new one because his last
 ...

Evil Journey

Author: Albert Fales

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465328513

Page: 123

View: 641

This story, although fiction, was inspired by an actual occurrence here in mid-Michigan. A van on it's way to an Ohio airport was stopped by Ohio State Police and they found about 15 pounds of Crystal Meth in the van. Furter investigation traced the van to an address in Michigan and a location where material to make Meth. had been sent to a location in Ogemaw County Michigan. This actually happened, but my version of it is, of course, fiction as are the persons in this story. Police reports and new-paper articles are on hand at locations to document this episode in the national fight to wipe out this destroyer of humanity.

Doyles Casebook

Hearing his name Inspector Peter (Mac) Mackintosh, looked up from what he was
doing to see 'Curly' (Charles Denver, Desk Sergeant) standing in the entrance to
his office. “Problem Sarg?” questioned Mac. “Yea, Tommy's been shot,” replied ...

Doyles Casebook

Author: Ann Brady

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0957494173

Page: 204

View: 536

Blood Money

“So how does that work, what do we do, give him his money back?” “My sweet ...
When Matt entered the cell, B0 was already standing and greeted him with a
powerful backhand that landed across his right eye. ... Go, tell Mac it's his
problem.

Blood Money

Author: Keith Deaver

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469188961

Page: 224

View: 369

Clarence E. Bownen nicknamed Bo was the only child of a strange couple. His mothers father was one of the wealthiest people in Bos small town. His father had begun a life of crime to help support his siblings at a very young age. Sent to the finest Catholic school, the child genius also studied his fathers mistakes as a criminal. Weighing his options, Bo decided that he would be retired by the time his classmates fi nish college. With help from his fathers only friend, Bo and his felon partner George dive into a world of money and power beyond Bos wildest dreams.

A Nuisance

Mac asked with equal slowness, “Can I stay here until I find me a place?” Stefan
lifted his eyebrows and asked, “Hmm?” Mac repeated his question. And Stefan
said an indifferent, distracted, “Sure. There's no problem.” Nine So it shouldn't ...

A Nuisance

Author: Lass Small

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459286529

Page: 187

View: 927

Mr. January Name: Stefan Szyszko (Pronounced "Cisco"), confirmed bachelor. Allergic To: Horses…and marriage-minded women. His Ex-Girlfriend: Carrie Pierce. A long-legged filly just lookin' for love. For Stefan, footloose and fancy-free was the only way to live. Even Carrie, his frisky ex, couldn't make him change his mind. Besides, he'd already dated—and discarded—her…. Then he began to notice that there wasn't a man in TEXAS who didn't have an eye for Carrie. And when one of them tried to rope her in, Stefan realized it was time to get Carrie into his corral—for good!

Out of the Night

taring and horrified, Lanie watched Mac open his bloodstainedmouth and rub a
finger across his teeth. ... he'd been dreaming of Babycakes—so she shrugged
her shoulders and pasted acasual expression on herface.“No problem. Itwasmy ...

Out of the Night

Author: Robin T. Popp

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446554219

Page: 300

View: 585

Learning her father has vanished on an expedition deep in the Brazilian jungle, Lanie Weber enlists the help of pilot Michael "Mac" Knight to join her on a rescue mission. But upon their arrival, Mac is attacked by a gargoyle-like creature--a creature Lanie realizes is a modern-day vampire. Original.

Mundo Maya

He had started to think Mac and his team must be so caught up in working on
their new discoveries that they'd have long ... Mac had been with the depth of
Kevin's re- search, his insights into the problem, and perhaps most surprising to
the old ...

Mundo Maya

Author: Jay Hersh

Publisher: Jay Hersh

ISBN: 1432706144

Page: 272

View: 799

While vacationing in Belize, a trio of American archeologists tour the ancient Mayan site of Caracol. While they are there archeologists at the site make a discovery which draws the trio into a search for a lost city deep in the jungles of Belize. In their search they find a priceless treasure and become the instruments by which the revenge of a long dead Mayan king is exacted.

Always Loving You

Twentyone. Mac was pacing inhis officerestlessly when Dominicwalked in. ... He'
d gotten in his Tahoe more than once to go check on herhimself, buther words
had pulled him back. Doingas ... His problem came fromhis fear of failingher
again.

Always Loving You

Author: Sydney Landon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698182677

Page: 304

View: 433

Ava Stone has spent her entire life looking over her shoulder—waiting for the past to catch up with her.... After surviving a horrific attack as a teenager, Ava has never been able to truly overcome her fears. The incident was covered up by her family so she wouldn’t have to deal with it publicly—yet only one person understands what she had to endure in private: her brother’s best friend, MacKinley Powers, who found her the night of the attack. But even he doesn’t know everything—and she’s afraid to open up to him. Mac has loved Ava for most of his life—and being in close contact with her every day as head of security for Danvers International isn’t helping. In fact, it makes him realize the painful truth: He has to walk away to keep his sanity. But when Ava is forced to rely on the only man who has never let her down, can Mac break through the protective walls she’s needed for so long?

For the Love of Magic

Mac added, “with his badge and gun and all his passionate energy focused on
protecting the fine citizens of Spellbound ... “Then the protestors can be his
problem.” “Are you not going to go see Mother?” Mac asked. “She knows where I
live.

For the Love of Magic

Author: Janet Chapman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101624485

Page: 304

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New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman welcomes you back to Spellbound Falls, where love and magic can conquer anything…usually. After forty years of marriage, Rana Oceanus has done the unthinkable and run away from her mighty, magical husband. Not that she ran very far, having purchased a house in Spellbound Falls right on the shore of the Bottomless Sea, where she intends to prepare for the scariest battle of her life. The only flaw in her plan, however, is that she is still very much in love with Titus… Shocked and deeply shaken that his wife really has left him—though he still can’t fathom why—Titus sets out to win her back. But when grand gestures of his esteem don’t seem to further his cause, he conjures up some of his original courtship magic. But his plan backfires when Titus discovers that dealing with demons is far less threatening than the little secret his very mortal wife has been keeping from him...

Mr Mac and Me

'Her sister's in trouble again.' And he shakes his head. 'MacNair?' I guess. 'Aye.'
Mac's soaked his paper in a wash of green. 'He's no money, that's the problem.
Although, too often there seems to be enough for him to have a drink.' He paints ...

Mr Mac and Me

Author: Esther Freud

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408857200

Page: 304

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Thomas Maggs, the son of the local publican, lives with his parents and sister in a village on the Suffolk coast in 1914. He is the youngest child, and the only son surviving. Life is quiet – shaped by the seasons, fishing and farming and the summer visitors. Then one day a mysterious Scotsman arrives. To Thomas he looks for all the world like a detective, in his black cape and hat of felted wool, and the way he puffs on his pipe as if he's Sherlock Holmes. Mac is what the locals call him when they whisper about him in the inn. And whisper they do, for he sets off on his walks at unlikely hours, and stops to examine the humblest flowers. He is seen on the beach, staring out across the waves as if he's searching for clues. But Mac isn't a detective, he's the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and together with his red-haired artist wife, they soon become a source of fascination and wonder to Thomas. Yet just as Thomas and Mac's friendship begins to blossom, war with Germany is declared. The summer guests flee and are replaced by regiments of soldiers on their way to Belgium, and as the brutality of war weighs increasingly heavily on this coastal community, they become more suspicious of Mac and his curious behaviour... In this tender and compelling story of an unlikely friendship, Esther Freud paints a vivid portrait of a home front community during the First World War, and of a man who was one of the most brilliant and misunderstood artists of his generation.

Captain Mac

Mac was glad to have his camera handy, because he wanted to take pictures.
Mac understood Commander Peary's plan for traveling out on the polar sea. The
group would be ... than Mac dreamed possible. But he had one problemhis feet
.

Captain Mac

Author: Mary Morton Cowan

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 1629791741

Page: 208

View: 484

From 1908 until 1954, Donald Baxter MacMillan spent nearly 50 years exploring the Arctic—longer than anyone else. Growing up near the ocean, and orphaned by 12, MacMillan forged an adventurous life. Mary Morton Cowan focuses on the vital role MacMillan played in Robert Peary's 1908-09 North Pole Expedition, as well as his relationships with explorers Peary, Matthew Henson, and Richard Byrd. She follows his long and distinguished career, including daring adventures, contributions to environmental science and to the cultural understanding of eastern Arctic natives. Working closely with the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, Cowan showcases many MacMillan documents and archival photographs, many MacMillan's own in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award.

Mcclain s Law

Mac and Wayne ate like they hadn't had good food in a month ofSunday's. After
breakfast Mac and Wayne thanked them and gave the old man an extra two bits
for his trouble. They left them with smiles on their faces. That was a lot of money
to ...

Mcclain s Law

Author: A.B. White

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469104032

Page: 114

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Congressional Record

When the Court plan was proposed , MCNARY counseled his followers to be
quiet and not sound off against it . ... Johnson recently , " but that fight made the
election of Mr. Roosevelt possible , made the country conscious of the farm
problem and the farmers conscious of Senator McNany . ... signed the
authorization for the first appropriation at Bonneville he said , “ I've got to give '
Charley Mac ' his dam .

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

A blue whale is longer than thirty dogs lined up nose to tail. Its tongue weighs as much as four hundred cats. Blue whales make terrible pets....Just ask Billy Twitters.

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Author: Mac Barnett

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786849581

Page: 48

View: 448

A blue whale is longer than thirty dogs lined up nose to tail. Its tongue weighs as much as four hundred cats. Blue whales make terrible pets....Just ask Billy Twitters.

The Stories of J F Powers

Maconly wanted himhandy lateat night, itseemed, soastohave someone with
whomto take his pleasure, which was haranguing. Myles now ... He was
someonewhom people looking for trouble always seemed to find. Ithad
happened to him ...

The Stories of J F  Powers

Author: J.F. Powers

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176596

Page: 592

View: 157

Hailed by Frank O’Connor as one of “the greatest living storytellers,” J. F. Powers, who died in 1999, stands with Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, and Raymond Carver among the authors who have given the short story an unmistakably American cast. In three slim collections of perfectly crafted stories, published over a period of some thirty years and brought together here in a single volume for the first time, Powers wrote about many things: baseball and jazz, race riots and lynchings, the Great Depression, and the flight to the suburbs. His greatest subject, however—and one that was uniquely his—was the life of priests in Chicago and the Midwest. Powers’s thoroughly human priests, who include do-gooders, gladhanders, wheeler-dealers, petty tyrants, and even the odd saint, struggle to keep up with the Joneses in a country unabashedly devoted to consumption. These beautifully written, deeply sympathetic, and very funny stories are an unforgettable record of the precarious balancing act that is American life.