Play It As It Lays
A profoundly disturbing novel that ruthlessly dissects American life in the late 1960s, from the author of The White Albumand The Year of Magical Thinking.
Benny called for a round of Cuba Libres and I gave him some chips to play for me and went to the ladies' room and never came back.
Somewhere out beyond Hollywood, hollowed-out actress Maria Wyeth's life plays out in a numbing routine of perpetual freeway driving. In her early thirties, divorced from her husband, dislocated from friends, anesthetized to pain and please, Wheth is a woman who has run out of both desires and motives - the epitome of a generation made ill by too much freedom.
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 14mm | 150g
- Publication date: 10 Nov 2011
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
- Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
- Language: English
- Edition Statement: edition
- ISBN10: 0007414986
- ISBN13: 9780007414987
- Bestsellers rank: 503