Play It As It Lays

Play It As It Lays

Paperback(Second Edition, Revised)

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Overview

A ruthless dissection of American life in the late 1960s, Joan Didion's 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.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374529949
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 11/15/2005
Series: FSG Classics
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 8,155
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joan Didion is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as several screenplays written with her late husband, John Gregory Dunne. Her books include The White Album, Play It As It Lays, and Slouching Towards Bethlehem. She lives in New York City.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 5, 1934

Place of Birth:

Sacramento, California

Education:

B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1956

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