Trust Exercise

Susan Choi
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Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. An electrifying novel that speaks directly to the #metoo movement.

In their first term at a highly competitive performing arts high school, two students, Sarah and David, fall deeply and obsessively in love. Under the care of Mr. Kingsley, their magnetic and manipulative drama instructor, they and their peers exist in a rarefied bubble, where the boundaries between students and teachers become first dangerously blurred, and then completely broken. The outside world of family and class, academic pressure and the future can't affect them-until it does-and they must deal with the ensuing rejection, rebellion, and heartbreak.

Two decades on we learn that what we were told about these teenagers' lives is not completely true, but not completely false, either. The real story is larger and darker than we imagined, and the consequences have lasted a lifetime.

Captivating and brilliant, Trust Exercise is a novel about the treacherous terrain of adolescence, how we define consent, and what we lose, gain, and never get over as we navigate our way into adulthood's mysterious structures of sex and power.

Author bio:

Susan Choi is the author of five novels: Trust Exercise, My Education, American Woman, A Person of Interest and The Foreign Student. She has been a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award and the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and is the winner of the Asian-American Literary Award for Fiction. Choi was named the inaugural recipient of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award in 2010 and is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She teaches at Yale and lives with her family in Brooklyn.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781788161671
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Serpents Tail
Pub Date: June 2019
Page Extent: 272
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Fiction & related items

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