Angela’s Story: A True Crime 2017-09-22T04:41:19+00:00


Nonfiction. Novel. 240 pp., Paperback
Forthcoming, 2018, from GenPop Books & Tarpaulin Sky Press

Reconstructed from case files, Angela’s Story is a heartbreaking true-crime novel about the wrongful conviction of Jeremy Barney, who as a teenager was sentenced to twenty years in maximum-security prison for crimes that never actually occurred.

With illustrations by Noah Saterstrom.

Read excerpts from the novel at the website for Angela’s Story. Read more about the case at the website for Jeremy Barney.


Christian Peet is the author of Angela’s Story (forthcoming, 2018), a true-crime novel about the wrongful conviction of his teenage nephew Jeremy Barney, in addition to the cross-genre texts Big American Trip (Shearsman Books), Pluto: Never Forget (Interbirth Books) and The Nines (Palm Press). His work in appears in the anthologies A Best Of Fence: The First Nine Years (Fence Books) and A Megaphone (Chain Arts), and in numerous journals and magazines in print an online: Action Yes, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Fence, SleepingFish, Spinning Jenny, Trickhouse, et al.

Peet received a BA from Bennington College, a MFA from Goddard College, and has taught Literature and Creative Writing classes at Brooklyn College and Hunter College, CUNY. He is the founder and publisher of Tarpaulin Sky Press. He also writes things for his website, Supplicium.