Play it as it lays, a novel.

New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [1970] .
ISBN 9780374529949, 0374529949, 0374521719, 9780374521714

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Subjects California -- Los Angeles -- Hollywood.
California -- Los Angeles.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction.
Motion picture industry -- Fiction.
Motion picture industry.
Women -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Description 214 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1970]
Summary A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Play It as It Lays captures the mood of an entire generation, the ennui of contemporary society reflected in spare prose that blisters and haunts the reader. Set in a place beyond good and evil-literally in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the barren wastes of the Mojave Desert, but figuratively in the landscape of an arid soul-it remains more than three decades after its original publication a profoundly disturbing novel, riveting in its exploration of a woman and a society in crisis and stunning in the still-startling intensity of its prose... Didion's classic book that takes the reader into the life of Maria Wyeth, actress, mother, daughter, divorced wife, a woman who has grown tired and desensitized to the fakeness and pain caused by the Hollywood and Las Vegas establishment. It is a life filled to the brim with movie premiers, booze, pills, suicide, casual, empty sex, abortions and nothing else. It is a world of plastic surgery and beautiful people, of Let's do lunch and venomous gossip... The language is stinging, fast-paced, lean, anti-Hollywood. --Christian Engler, et al at
Genre Fiction.
Geographic Area California
Network Numbers (OCoLC)89170
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Didion, Joan.
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