Kate Reed Petty: True Story
October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
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An inventive and breathtaking exploration of a woman finding her voice in the wake of trauma, True Story (Penguin Random House, 2020) is part psychological thriller, part fever dream, and part timely comment on sexual assault, power, and the very nature of truth. Ingeniously constructed and full of twists and turns, the book marks the debut of a singular, daring new voice in fiction.
“True Story is a spectacular first novel—innovative, convincing, daring, suspenseful, heart- wrenching, and altogether astonishing. Kate Reed Petty is a force. What a beautifully unified, richly imagined, and skillfully composed work of literary art. I hope it wins the prizes Petty deserves.” —Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried
Kate Reed Petty has been recognized with a Narrative magazine 30 Below Award, as well as grants and scholarships from the Robert Deutsch Foundation, The Mount, Bloedel Reserve, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Her short fiction has been published in Electric Literature, American Short Fiction, Blackbird, Ambit, Nat. Brut, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She lives in Baltimore.