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The Last Quesadilla

Namara Smith: Leanne Shapton

6 February 2020
Guestbook: Ghost Stories 
by Leanne Shapton.
Particular, 320 pp., £22, March 2019, 978 1 84614 493 6
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... her were her flippers.‘Scenes of marital love seem to set up shark attacks particularly well,’ Leanne Shapton writes in Swimming Studies, her memoir from 2012. Earlier in the book, she relates a similar scene from her own life. On New Year’s Eve 2009, newly engaged, she and her partner, James, were with a group of friends in a yacht anchored off St ...

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Joanna Biggs: Transcendental Wardrobes

18 December 2014
... bad about me. There are several collections of clothes in Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton’s book about the problem of dressing, Women in Clothes (Particular Books, £24): from the impossibly glamorous 16 fur coats in teddy-bear shades belonging to Marlene Barber to the mundane 47 hair grips, black and bowed, belonging to Amy ...

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