Play It as It Lays - Chapters 40 - 60 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 40 - 60 Summary

When Carter returns to Beverly Hills in February after finishing his film, he and Maria decide to get a divorce. Helene acts as her witness and meets Maria for lunch before the afternoon court hearing. Over lunch, Helene tells Maria she looks like hell. Maria notices that Helene looks healthy and radiant. In court, Maria's lawyer claims Carter mentally abused her; he does not contest this. As they wait for the papers to be signed, Maria sits quietly with her hands in her lap. Helene leans over Maria to gossip with Carter while they wait.

After some time has passed, Carter calls Maria to find out what she's been up to since the divorce. She tells him that BZ has been coming over a lot. This triggers Maria's memories of the first time she met BZ. Maria entered BZ's home and...

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