Trust Exercise Trust Exercise

Trust Exercise

A Novel

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Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Electrifying” (People)
“Masterly” (The Guardian) “Dramatic and memorable” (The New Yorker) “Magic” (TIME) Ingenious” (The Financial Times) "A gonzo literary performance” (Entertainment Weekly) “Rare and splendid” (The Boston Globe) “Remarkable” (USA Today) “Delicious” (The New York Times) “Book groups, meet your next selection" (NPR)

In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble, ambitiously pursuing music, movement, Shakespeare, and, particularly, their acting classes. When within this striving “Brotherhood of the Arts,” two freshmen, David and Sarah, fall headlong into love, their passion does not go unnoticed—or untoyed with—by anyone, especially not by their charismatic acting teacher, Mr. Kingsley.

The outside world of family life and economic status, of academic pressure and of their future adult lives, fails to penetrate this school’s walls—until it does, in a shocking spiral of events that catapults the action forward in time and flips the premise upside-down. What the reader believes to have happened to David and Sarah and their friends is not entirely true—though it’s not false, either. It takes until the book’s stunning coda for the final piece of the puzzle to fall into place—revealing truths that will resonate long after the final sentence.

As captivating and tender as it is surprising, Susan Choi's Trust Exercise will incite heated conversations about fiction and truth, and about friendships and loyalties, and will leave readers with wiser understandings of the true capacities of adolescents and of the powers and responsibilities of adults.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
April 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

4488662 ,

Hmmm

The first part was engrossing, psychologically captivating with interesting characters. The second part was as if someone else wrote it. One of the very few books (I read a lot) that I simply could not finish.
I no doubt missed something that compels others to read on.

12345qwertfdsa ,

Wow

Couldn’t put it down. Fabulous writing! I LOVED the “Karen” character OMG. It’s not a light easy read - it’s intense - but so worth it.

Lucylww ,

Worth it

Is this book worth it? It has amazing reviews from people I trust! Yet after the compelling opening, my interest came and went. Who is this book for? Why did I have an urge to skim parts? AM I ALONE? Yes read this. Make up your own mind. Find what I missed.

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