Play It As It Lays

Play It As It Lays

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

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