Project Description

Kathryn Trueblood

Kathryn Trueblood was awarded the 2013 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, judged by Jane Smiley and sponsored by the Bellevue Literary Review. In 2011, she won the Red Hen Press Short Story Award and was selected for a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the oldest feminist-funding agency in the U.S. Her most recent novel, The Baby Lottery, was a Book Sense Pick in 2007. Her stories and articles have been published in Poets & Writers Magazine, the Los Angeles Review, Glimmer Train, the Seattle Review, Zyzzyva, and others. A professor of English at Western Washington University, she lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Diary of a Slut

When your daughter wants to pry into your past, how selective are you about your answers? Trueblood’s tales unfold in remote places—a hippie high school on an island off the West Coast and a roadhouse in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest—places where only situational ethics seem to apply. At once stories of sexual abandon and sexual entrapment, they present two snapshots of the same woman and her coming-of-age where the road ends.

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