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Play It as It Lays
Author: Joan Didion

ISBN: 9780374529949
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 213
Published: 15 November 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.9 x 1.7
Description:
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.
Joan Didion is the author of five novels as well as several works of nonfiction, including "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," "The White Album," "Miami," "Salvador," "After Henry," and "Political Fictions." She lives in New York City. A dissection of American life in the late 1960s, "Play It As It Lays "captures the mood of an entire generation. Joan Didion chose Hollywood to serve as her microcosm of contemporary society and exposed a culture characterized by emptiness and ennui.
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