What's left when a relationship ends? Where does jealousy come from?
Delicately and sensitively, Leanne 'shapton ('swimming 'studies)
ruminates on ex-lovers, and our lovers' ex-lovers. A few expressive
pencil lines outline a long-abandoned winter coat here, an ineffably
alluring Mona Lisa smile there. Each double page describes the way all
exes are captured :as impossible to live up to as a Polaroid taken at
a flattering angle. This new paperback edition of Was 'she Pretty?
brings the reader deep into a circle of phantoms :its intimate
liaisons, embarrassing secrets, and sardonic anecdotes.
'shapton introduces the obsessives and the dilettantes, the
poets and the actresses, the people with great hair and the people
with idiosyncratic clothes. As funny as it is insightful, Was 'she
Pretty? speaks to a central human concern :How do we compare?
Elegantly drawn and perfectly narrated, the pages of Was 'she Pretty?
are a testimonial to the power of observation and misapprehension.
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