Portraits : inspired by unresolved feelings

Do you have the kind of feelings that sometimes get stuck at the back of your throat? Portraits is a collection of 40 micro stories and illustrations inspired by real stories — as told to the author by women she knows — about the love, lust and loss that won't let us be.

This is a beautiful 116 page perfect bound book featuring cover art by Louise Reimer and full colour illustrations by Erin McPhee, Alex Begin, Anna Denise Floor, Kathryn Bondy and Melanie Lambrick. Stories all written by Erin Klassen.

With/out Pretend is a small, independently run publishing house and we are hoping to produce even more titles annually, by a diverse range of writers and artists. You can help us do that by supporting our current projects! We're offering free shipping on Portraits in August for all readers in Canada & the US (and reduced shipping fees for international customers). 

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