The Handle and the Hold by David Mamet
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“You want to hit someone…Nighttime? Best time. Let ‘em get in the car, turn on their lights. Kills their night vision, night vision’s gone, hearing’s gone, they turn on the engine. That’s the time.”

The Pulitzer-Prize-Winning playwright David Mamet is an American master. In “The Handle and the Hold,” the author of "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Speed-the-Plow," brings his gift for dialogue to the novella form. Nicky Greenstein and Sam Black, both WWII veterans, join forces to reinvent themselves as a crack criminal duo. Hired to steal an Air Force plane in order to smuggle arms into Palestine, Nicky and Sam find themselves bonding over memories of war and women on their madcap mission to Portugal. At once funny and poignant, “The Handle and the Hold” is Mamet at his best.

About David Mamet

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David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught at Goddard College, the Yale Drama School, and New York University, and lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is the author of the acclaimed plays The Cryptogram, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He has also written screenplays for such films as House of Games and the Oscar-nominated The Verdict, as well as The Spanish Prisoner, The Winslow Boy, and Wag the Dog. His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award.
Published June 4, 2013 52 pages
Genres: War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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