The Resource Chicago

Chicago

Label
Chicago
Title
Chicago
Statement of responsibility
David Mamet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago—a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better—by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross.Mike Hodge—veteran of the Great War, big shot of the Chicago Tribune, medium fry—probably shouldn't have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then, again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge.In Chicago, David Mamet has created a bracing, kaleidoscopic page-turner that roars through the Windy City's underground on its way to a thunderclap of a conclusion. Here is not only his first novel in more than two decades, but the book he has been building to for his whole career. Mixing some of his most brilliant fictional creations with actual figures of the era, suffused with trademark "Mamet Speak," richness of voice, pace, and brio, and exploring—as no other writer can—questions of honor, deceit, revenge, and devotion, Chicago is that rarest of literary creations: a book that combines spectacular elegance of craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the February wind gusting off Lake Michigan
Summary
A novel set against the backdrop of the 1920s Chicago mob scene follows the experiences of a World War I veteran who seeks vigilante justice against the man responsible for killing the woman he loved
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10619952
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mamet, David
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Chicago
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ea9fafcc-a6c1-4d0d-b515-210c39d4583d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062797216
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Chicago
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ea9fafcc-a6c1-4d0d-b515-210c39d4583d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062797216
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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