Washington Post includes Was She Pretty? in Valentine's Day Reading

“Heartbroken? Here’s a reading list to wallow in this Valentine’s Day.” / The Washington Post / Jacob Brogan / February 12, 2016

Deceptively complex and uncommonly elegant, “Was She Pretty?” is a series of gorgeous line drawings, most of men and women. Each is accompanied by a sentence or two describing something — some spare fact — about someone’s ex. “Hugo’s ex-girlfriend Katya was 70 percent deaf. She had a gentle way with children and animals,” reads one page. “Katya’s ex-boyfriend never stopped sending her postcards,” Shapton writes on the next. Together, these brief encounters with the other tell a story about the difficulty of accepting that those we love have loved before — and of recognizing the ugly truth that they may love again.

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