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The Resource True story : a novel, Kate Reed Petty

True story : a novel, Kate Reed Petty

Label
True story : a novel
Title
True story
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Reed Petty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A "mind-blowing, page-turning, unputdownable" novel (Elif Batuman) about the fifteen-year fallout from a poisonous high school rumor, exploring how stories from the past can come to define who we are. A gifted and reclusive ghostwriter, Alice Lovett makes a living helping other people tell their stories. But she is haunted by the one story she cannot tell: the story of, as she puts it, "the things that happened while I was asleep." Back in 1999, Nick Brothers and his high school lacrosse team return for their senior year in a well-to-do Baltimore suburb as the reigning state champs. The afterglow of their big win is bound to last until graduation; not even the pressure of college applications can get in the way of their fun. But when a private school girl attempts suicide in the wake of one of the team's "legendary" parties, and a rumor begins to circulate that two of Nick's teammates sexually assaulted her, it seems like it might ruin everything--until the team circles the wagons, casts doubt on the story, and the town moves on. But not everyone does. Fifteen years later, four people--Alice, Nick, a documentary filmmaker, and a wealthy entrepreneur--remain haunted by the roles they played, the things they still don't understand, and how the story has shaped their lives. In sections told from different points of view, each more propulsive than the last, the layers of mystery are gradually peeled back as we barrel toward the truth of what really happened that night . . . and what came after. At once a compulsive page-turner and a thought-provoking exploration of issues both timely and timeless, True Story marks the debut of a phenomenal new voice in fiction"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petty, Kate Reed
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.E895
LC item number
T78 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghostwriters
  • Rumors
  • Rape
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Women
Target audience
adult
Label
True story : a novel, Kate Reed Petty
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1127550385
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781984877680
Lccn
2020006573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127550385
Label
True story : a novel, Kate Reed Petty
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1127550385
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781984877680
Lccn
2020006573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127550385

Library Locations

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      2 North Main Street, Andover, MA, 01810, US
      42.6568333 -71.141443
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