Kate Reed Petty In Conversation with Danielle Evans via Zoom (8/6)
Tracing the fifteen-year fallout of a toxic high school rumor, TRUE STORY a riveting debut novel about the power of stories—and who gets to tell them. An inventive and breathtaking exploration of a woman finding her voice in the wake of trauma, this book 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 that will keep you guessing until the final pages, it marks the debut of a singular and daring new voice in fiction.
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, and she has a master of letters from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She lives in Baltimore.
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