The Swank Hotel

The Swank Hotel is premonitory and grief-stricken and somehow gregarious in its lonesomeness, so generous in its weird humor and waterfalling surprises. In her capacious vision, the 'rattlesnakes of madness' twine through a world of ...

Author: Lucy Corin

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781644451588

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A stunningly ambitious, prescient novel about madness, generational trauma, and cultural breakdown At the outset of the 2008 financial crisis, Em has a dependable, dull marketing job generating reports of vague utility while she anxiously waits to hear news of her sister, Ad, who has gone missing—again. Em’s days pass drifting back and forth between her respectably cute starter house (bought with a “responsible, salary-backed, fixed-rate mortgage”) and her dreary office. Then something unthinkable, something impossible, happens and she begins to see how madness permeates everything around her while the mundane spaces she inhabits are transformed, through Lucy Corin’s idiosyncratic magic, into shimmering sites of the uncanny. The story that swirls around Em moves through several perspectives and voices. There is Frank, the tart-tongued, failing manager at her office; Jack, the man with whom Frank has had a love affair for decades; Em and Ad’s eccentric parents, who live in a house that is perpetually being built; and Tasio, the young man from Chiapas who works for them and falls in love with Ad. Through them Corin portrays porousness and breakdown in individuals and families, in economies and political systems, in architecture, technology, and even in language itself. The Swank Hotel is an acrobatic, unforgettable, surreal, and unexpectedly comic novel that interrogates the illusory dream of stability that pervaded early twenty-first-century America.
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The Swank Hotel

The story that swirls around Em moves through several perspectives and voices.

Author: Lucy Corin

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1644450666

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A stunningly ambitious, prescient novel about madness, generational trauma, and cultural breakdown At the outset of the 2008 financial crisis, Em has a dependable, dull marketing job generating reports of vague utility while she anxiously waits to hear news of her sister, Ad, who has gone missing—again. Em’s days pass drifting back and forth between her respectably cute starter house (bought with a “responsible, salary-backed, fixed-rate mortgage”) and her dreary office. Then something unthinkable, something impossible, happens and she begins to see how madness permeates everything around her while the mundane spaces she inhabits are transformed, through Lucy Corin’s idiosyncratic magic, into shimmering sites of the uncanny. The story that swirls around Em moves through several perspectives and voices. There is Frank, the tart-tongued, failing manager at her office; Jack, the man with whom Frank has had a love affair for decades; Em and Ad’s eccentric parents, who live in a house that is perpetually being built; and Tasio, the young man from Chiapas who works for them and falls in love with Ad. Through them Corin portrays porousness and breakdown in individuals and families, in economies and political systems, in architecture, technology, and even in language itself. The Swank Hotel is an acrobatic, unforgettable, surreal, and unexpectedly comic novel that interrogates the illusory dream of stability that pervaded early twenty-first-century America.
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Congressional Record

And in of occupancy and decorated an apartment In the hotels the Chinese refused to yield Shanghai he does not have to ... At the swank Hotel Beauhad organized a daily aircraft shuttle seryKorean peace terms , he was second in im- ice ...

Author: United States. Congress

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044116494329

Category: Law

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Sailorboy

In Naples, Norm and Jim went to a swank hotel which had a special alcove reserved for old Mussolini and his officers. It was on a scale comparable to the Waldorf Astoria in New York, simply grande! Coat and ties were mandatory.

Author: Dresden Reese

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462838820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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If the US Navy was made up of saints, if rampant infidelity was not the militarys scourge, if homosexuality, fraternization, and other unmentionable acts did not transpire within the Navys sacred code of honor, this memoir would be two pages in length. Officers were not priests and if they were, in this rendition, even the priest broke his vows. No one character in, Sailorboy is a hero-elitist, not even Gen. Mac Arthur! Man are men and women become women. Battles are fought within, as well as on the front lines! Jim, the Navys Sailorboy, has given us a glimpse into the past! Downing his first whiskey at a Speakeasy run by Al Capone, the day after the Saint Valentines Day Massacre, searching for Amelia Earhart, escorting FDR, greeting US ally Mussi Mussolini and much more! Finished, this memoir reminds the reader of a twentieth century Impressionists painting, a fleeting glimpse of history in the making!
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Beyond Lies The Wub

Across from him was the entrance of a swank hotel, its neon sign glimmering. He began to walk toward it, his heels echoing against the pavement. “Stop!” one of the SP men called. “Come back here. What are you doing out?

Author: Philip K Dick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473206663

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A matchless display of Philip K. Dick s quirky, humorous, idiosyncratically philosophical world view. With one exception, all the stories of this volume were written over a nine-month period between 1951 and 1952, when Dick was making his first impact as a writer.
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Renaissance Man of Cannery Row

Now I understand why the maid sprayed our bed thoroly every day with kerosene in the swank hotel. There mustn't even one bedbug appear. And they are certainly well distributed here in Mexico City. Oh yes the camiones.

Author: Edward F. Ricketts

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817311728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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Many of Rickett's letters discuss his studies of the Pacific littoral and his theories of "phalanx" and transcendence. Epistles to family members, often tender and humorous, add dimension and depth to Steinbeck's mythologized depictions of Ricketts." "Editor Katharine A. Rodger has enriched the correspondence with an introduction, a biographical essay, and a list of works cited. The book will be important for students of John Steinbeck and the development of 20th-century American fiction, as well as for those interested in the history of science, especially in the fields of marine biology and ecology."--Jacket.
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The Ace of Shadows

Pande pointed with his chin towards the swank hotel. “Looks like she is planning to be away from home for some time. But this is an expensive hotel. Can she afford to stay here for long?” “Depends. Do you think she is with someone?

Author: Balakrishna Kamath

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789355590718

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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A suspicious phone call received in the Agra jail, and two articles written by a retired Brigadier in a Pakistan newspaper, stir up India's Internal Intelligence Agency. Yashwant Narayan Godbole, the Agency's ace sleuth, connects the dots to infer that these innocuous events point to a more sinister and diabolical plot by the ISI, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. Based on Godbole's hunch, the Agency jumpstarts Project Mantra – a secret operation that was lying in limbo for two years, following the mysterious disappearance of their undercover agent. The express objective this time is to neutralise the ISI's nefarious 'Mission BlackRock' that could otherwise have ominous internal and international ramifications for India. Armed with only the sketchiest details, Godbole and his team of operatives face an uphill battle to unravel the enemy's plot. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking as fortunes swing back and forth for both parties. Long and tedious hours of surveillance, losing the quarry, picking up threads in different cities, long, hot and thrilling chases through the most unlikely of places make this a unique gambit. Clashes become inevitable, and the game turns perilous as the Agency's operatives pit their wits against the relentless ISI team. Will Pakistan's military doctrine - 'bleed India with a thousand cuts', be able to inflict damage on the nation’s strategic interests? In this high-stake game of smoke & mirrors, who will emerge as 'The Ace of Shadows'?
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In The Court of Public Opinion

Giuliani disputed a Post report that the couple has been spending nights at the swank hotel. “It is entirely and categorically untrue,” the mayor said at a news conference in Washington Heights. “I think the New York Post ...

Author: James F. Haggerty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471468288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A practical guide to winning the public relations war in business In The Court of Public Opinion is a lively and practical guide for anyone involved in high-stakes litigation. Given the increasingly litigious, media-saturated business environment, companies and high-profile individuals need protection-not just in the courthouses, but in the court of public opinion. Using examples from many of the most famous cases in the past several years, In The Court of Public Opinion contains real-life strategies that CEOs, lawyers, and other executives can use when they find themselves in a high-profile lawsuit. James F. Haggerty, one of the nation's leading attorney/PR pros, offers advice on public relations strategies that will help businesses and individuals save their reputations as well as their livelihood. James F. Haggerty (New York, NY) is an attorney and CEO of the PR Consulting Group in New York. He has been working with legal and litigation issues for more than fifteen years and has been involved in many high-profile legal disputes, including the Ronald Perelman/Patricia Duff divorce and the Screen Actors' Guild strike against the advertising industry. His writing on communications issues has appeared in The New York Times, the National Law Journal, and PR Week.
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LIFE

The scene was the swank Hotel Coronado in St. Louis. The purpose was the election of a new Republican national chairman to keep the party oiled up and ready to roll in the election of 1 !)44. There were committee members (or their ...

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
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Dependents Information on

... and cabana club roof garden are featured . The Hotel Internacional has air - conditioned rooms and a roof garden . The Hotel Colombia on the Plaza Bolivar and the Central on Independence Plaza are good also . At the swank hotels ...

Author: United States. Department of the Air Force

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105211299933

Category: Military dependents

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