“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.
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Published June 4, 2013
War, Literature & Fiction.