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.