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Was She Pretty? Deceivingly simple, Leanne Shapton's Was She Pretty pairs melancholy, broad-stroked portraits with stories about sundry men and their...Was She Pretty?Fiction Deceivingly simple, Leanne Shapton's Was She Pretty pairs melancholy, broad-stroked portraits with stories about sundry men and their...2006-11-10Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Was She Pretty?

Genre: Fiction; Author: Leanne Shapton; Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Deceivingly simple, Leanne Shapton’s Was She Pretty pairs melancholy, broad-stroked portraits with stories about sundry men and their exes…in just a few sentences.

For Fans of…
The Nails’ song ”88 Lines About 44 Women”; Jules and Jim.

Does It Deliver?
Droll gemlike lines (”Alasdair’s ex-girlfriend was his first cousin…. They were a close-knit clan of eccentric and photogenic aristocrats”) will amuse, then leave you wistful and wanting more.

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