What if you could make things vanish, purely with a simple effort of your mind? What would you do? Who would want to control that power?
Jack Cady, in The Man Who Could Make Things Vanish, releases a long pent-up everyman rage against a system that is designed to terrorize, inhumanize, and degrade the human experience. The secret organization behind this villainy is given a name here—Mobilier—and the only thing that can stop it from complete world domination is one man.
Cady, an outspoken critic of the military industrial complex and over-reaching government action, turns his considerable talents to pose a scathing “What if?” that is still terrifyingly relevant and cautionary today as it was when the book was first released more than thirty-five years ago.
Introduction by Dale Bailey, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award.
“A remarkable talent for translating familiar life rhythms of ordinary people into moving and meaningful writing . . . his style is direct, simple, and natural.”
“Jack Cady’s knack for golden sentences is an alchemy any other writer has to admire.”
“An exceptional writer.”
—Joyce Carol Oates
“His structural control and the laconic richness of his style establish Cady in the front ranks of contemporary writers.”
“A writer of great, unmistakable integrity and profound feeling.”
“[Jack Cady is] a lasting voice in modern American literature.”