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Play It as It Lays

(1970)
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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.

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Hardback Editions

March 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: Play it as it Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-297-00329-1 / 978-0-297-00329-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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July 1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: Play It As It Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-374-23444-2 / 978-0-374-23444-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Play It as It Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-00-741498-6 / 978-0-00-741498-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Play It As It Lays: A Novel (FSG Classics)
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-374-52994-9 / 978-0-374-52994-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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February 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Play It As It Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-00-654587-4 / 978-0-00-654587-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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October 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Play it as it Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-374-52171-9 / 978-0-374-52171-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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February 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: Play It as It Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-317-56795-0 / 978-0-317-56795-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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June 1983 : USA Paperback

Title: Play It As It Lays
Author(s): Didion
ISBN: 0-671-49590-9 / 978-0-671-49590-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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June 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Play It As It Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-553-06699-4 / 978-0-553-06699-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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June 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Play It As It Lays
Author(s): Joan didion
ISBN: 0-671-43596-5 / 978-0-671-43596-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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August 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: Play It As It Lays
Author(s): Joan didion
ISBN: 0-671-42096-8 / 978-0-671-42096-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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December 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: PLAY IT AS IT LAYS
Author(s): Joan didion
ISBN: 0-671-83480-0 / 978-0-671-83480-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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April 1979 : USA Paperback

Title: Play it as it lays, a novel (A Touchstone book)
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-671-24846-4 / 978-0-671-24846-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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October 1978 : USA Paperback
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Title: PLAY IT AS IT LAYS
Author(s): Joan didion
ISBN: 0-671-82219-5 / 978-0-671-82219-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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May 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Play IT As IT Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 0-14-003562-1 / 978-0-14-003562-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Play It As It Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
ISBN: 1-5366-4064-6 / 978-1-5366-4064-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Play It As It Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Play It As It Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Play It as It Lays: A Novel
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Open Road Media
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Play it as it Lays
Author(s): Joan Didion
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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