Mac y su contratiempo

Mac's Problem | Seix Barral, 2017

A masterful novel that can be read on several levels, with twists and turns and truly inspired flights of fancy.

Newly jobless, Mac takes his daily stroll through El Coyote, the Barcelona neighbourhood he calls home. He is obsessed with his neighbour, a famous, acclaimed author, and is put out each time the man snubs him. One day he overhears his neighbour chatting with a bookseller about his first novel Walter and His Setback, a youthful work filled with jarring passages, of which he has a vague recollection, and Mac, who is toying with the idea of putting pen to paper, takes it upon himself to rewrite and improve on this fictional debut, one his neighbour would prefer to consign to the vaults.