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True story : a novel

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  • Narrator: Kristen Sieh
    Publisher:
    Penguin Audio, 2020
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Contributor: Sieh, Kristen
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2020
    Summary:

    “Spellbinding.” —Megan Abbott,  The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) “Extraordinary ... Fans of the formal inventiveness and twisty-turny narratives of  Trust Exercise  and  A Visit From the Goon Squad  will be immediately engrossed.” —R. Eric Thomas,  Elle,  “The Best Books of 2020 (So Far)”  NAMED ONE OF THE HOTTEST BOOKS OF THE SUMMER BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND BUZZFEED Tracing the fifteen-year fallout of a toxic high school rumor, a riveting, astonishingly original debut novel about the power of stories—and who gets to tell them 2015 . 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 can't tell: the story of, as she puts it, "the things that happened while I was asleep." 1999 . Nick Brothers and his lacrosse teammates return for their senior year at their wealthy Maryland high school as the reigning state champions. They're on top of the world—until two of his friends drive a passed-out girl home from of the team's "legendary" parties, and a rumor about what happened in the backseat spreads through the town like wildfire. The boys deny the allegations, and, eventually, the town moves on. But not everyone can. Nick descends into alcoholism, and Alice builds a life in fits and starts, underestimating herself and placing her trust in the wrong people. When she finally gets the opportunity to confront the past she can't remember—but which has nevertheless shaped her life—will she take it? An inventive and breathtaking exploration of a woman finding her voice in the wake of trauma, True Story 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.

    Original Publisher: New York, Penguin Audio
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780593212738