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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

The Woods, Lakeboat, Edmond

by David Mamet

“[Mamet’s] language has never been so precise, pure, and affecting.”–Richard Eder, The New York Times

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 304
  • Publication Date April 01, 1979
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-5109-4
  • Dimensions 5.38" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $15.95
  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Publication Date October 03, 2014
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-9145-8

About The Book

The Woods, described by the Chicago Daily News as a “beautifully conceived love story,” is a modern dramatic parable in which a young man and woman who spend a night in his family’s cabin experience passion, then disillusionment, but are in the end reconciled by mutual need.

In Lakeboat, eight crew members aboard a merchant ship exchange their wild fantasies about sex, gambling, and violence.

In Edmond, a man set morally adrift leaves an unfulfilling marriage to find sex, adventure, companionship, and, ultimately, the meaning of his existence.

Of The Woods, Richard Eder of The New York Times wrote that Mamet’s “language has never been so precise, pure, and affecting.”

Michael Feingold in The Village Voice praised Lakeboat for its “richly overheard talk and its loopy, funny construction.”

Jack Kroll of Newsweek called Edmond “a riveting theatrical experience that illuminates the heart of darkness.”

Praise

The Woods: “[Mamet’s] language has never been so precise, pure, and affecting.”–Richard Eder, The New York Times

Lakeboat: “Richly overheard talk and loopy, funny construction.”–Michael Feingold in The Village Voice

Edmond : “A riveting theatrical experience that illuminates the heart of darkness.”–Jack Kroll, Newsweek