True Story: this genre-defying novel marks the arrival of a powerful new literary voice

True Story: this genre-defying novel marks the arrival of a powerful new literary voice

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Inventive, electrifying and daring, True Story is a novel like nothing you've ever read before.

After a college party, two boys drive a girl home: drunk and passed out in the back seat. Rumours spread about what they did to her, but later they'll tell the police a different version of events. Alice will never remember what truly happened. Her fracture runs deep, hidden beneath cleverness and wry humour. Nick - a sensitive, misguided boy who stood by - will never forget.

That's just the beginning of this extraordinary journey into memory, fear and self-portrayal. Through university applications, a terrifying abusive relationship, a fateful reckoning with addiction and a final mind-bending twist, Alice and Nick will take on different roles to each other - some real, some invented - until finally, brought face to face once again, the secret of that night is revealed.

Startlingly relevant and enthralling in its brilliance, True Story is by turns a campus novel, psychological thriller, horror story and crime noir, each narrative frame stripping away the fictions we tell about women, men and the very nature of truth. It introduces Kate Reed Petty as a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781787478459
BY (AUTHOR) Petty, Kate Reed
PUBLISHER : Quercus Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : August 04, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : riverrun
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 232 mm x 152 mm
WEIGHT : 480 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
Society & Social Sciences
DESCRIPTION :

Inventive, electrifying and daring, True Story is a novel like nothing you've ever read before.

After a college party, two boys drive a girl home: drunk and passed out in the back seat. Rumours spread about what they did to her, but later they'll tell the police a different version of events. Alice will never remember what truly happened. Her fracture runs deep, hidden beneath cleverness and wry humour. Nick - a sensitive, misguided boy who stood by - will never forget.

That's just the beginning of this extraordinary journey into memory, fear and self-portrayal. Through university applications, a terrifying abusive relationship, a fateful reckoning with addiction and a final mind-bending twist, Alice and Nick will take on different roles to each other - some real, some invented - until finally, brought face to face once again, the secret of that night is revealed.

Startlingly relevant and enthralling in its brilliance, True Story is by turns a campus novel, psychological thriller, horror story and crime noir, each narrative frame stripping away the fictions we tell about women, men and the very nature of truth. It introduces Kate Reed Petty as a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781787478459
BY (AUTHOR) Petty, Kate Reed
PUBLISHER : Quercus Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : August 04, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : riverrun
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 232 mm x 152 mm
WEIGHT : 480 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
Society & Social Sciences