Play It as It Lays Summary
Joan Didion

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Play It as It Lays Summary

Maria Wyeth grew up in the Las Vegas desert with a gambling father and mother. She didn't know what she would end up doing in life, but she knew she wasn't going to live in the desert forever.

She eventually ends up in Beverly Hills, married to a filmmaker, Carter. Maria stars in his first two films as the lead actress and so begins their Hollywood life. They have a daughter, Kate, who...

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