P&P Live!: Kate Reed Petty – True Story: A Novel – In Conversation with Elif Batuman
Tracing the fifteen-year fallout of a toxic high school rumor, True Story is a riveting, astonishingly original debut novel about the power of stories–and who gets to tell them.
Petty’s inventive and breathtaking exploration of a woman finding her voice in the wake of trauma 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.
Petty will be in conversation with Elif Batuman, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the novel The Idiot, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.
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