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Trust Exercise

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Both inventive and shocking, Trust Exercise became a sensation on publication in the USA for its timely insights into sex, power and the nature of abuse.

Sarah and David are in love - the obsessive, uncertain love of teenagers on the edge of adulthood. At their performing arts school, the rules are made by their magnetic drama instructor Mr Kingsley, who initiates them into a dangerous game. Two decades on we learn that the real story of these teenagers' lives is even larger and darker than we imagined, and the consequences have lasted a lifetime.

Trust Exercise is a brilliant, unforgettable novel about what we lose, gain and never get over as we're initiated into the mysteries of adulthood.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I can't remember the last time I had such a visceral reaction to a book, or was so dazzled by a writer's inventiveness with structure. Susan Choi is a master and Trust Exercise should be on every human's reading list. A perfect knockout, with profound things to say about art-making, adolescence, and consent." - Julie Buntin

"This novel is a work of genius and should be a future classic. It has the most audacious narrative shift I've read since John Fowles's The Collector. Plus, it includes the phrase 'a virtuoso feeling-state lasagna.'" - Gabe Habash

"As soon as I finished . . . [I was] desperate to talk about the novel with anyone else who'd read it. A startling, perplexing, fascinating book by a writer I've long been--and will always be--eager to read." - R O Kwon

"Trust Exercise is a brilliant and challenging novel, an uncanny evocation of the not-so-distant past that turns into a meditation on the slipperiness of memory and the ethics of storytelling. Susan Choi is a masterful novelist, who understands exactly where we are right now and how we got here." - Tom Perrotta

"An ingenious, morally complex exploration of how our youthful entanglements, cruelties, and traumas shape the rest of our lives. Choi's writing is dazzling in its control and precision; this witty, sharp, unsettling novel grabs you and won't let you go." - Dana Spiotta


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Hardback Editions

August 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Trust Exercise (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): Susan Choi
ISBN: 1-4328-6705-9 / 978-1-4328-6705-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Trust Exercise
Author(s): Susan Choi
ISBN: 1-78816-167-X / 978-1-78816-167-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Trust Exercise: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Choi
ISBN: 1-250-30988-3 / 978-1-250-30988-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Trust Exercise: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Choi
ISBN: 1-250-23126-4 / 978-1-250-23126-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Trust Exercise
Author(s): Susan Choi
ISBN: 1-78816-168-8 / 978-1-78816-168-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Trust Exercise: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Choi
ISBN: 1-250-22202-8 / 978-1-250-22202-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA International ed
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Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Trust Exercise
Author(s): Susan Choi
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Trust Exercise
Author(s): Susan Choi
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Trust Exercise
Author(s): Susan Choi
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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August 2020 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Trust Exercise
Author(s): Susan Choi
ISBN: 1-00-401482-1 / 978-1-00-401482-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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April 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Trust Exercise
Author(s): Susan Choi
ISBN: 1-250-31883-1 / 978-1-250-31883-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Trust Exercise: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Choi
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Trust Exercise: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Choi
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Trust Exercise: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Choi
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Trust Exercise
Author(s): Susan Choi
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Trust Exercise: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Choi
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA