Trust Exercise (Paperback)
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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.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788161688
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A Russian doll of a novel * Daily Telegraph *
Will leave you shaken to your very core * Cosmopolitan *
A devastatingly apt analysis of what men have gotten away with * The New York Times *
Remarkable ... a phosphorescent examination of sexual consent -- Top Books of 2019 * The New York Times *
Tense and lovely -- Best Books of 2019 * New Yorker *
Tricksy and beguiling -- Books of the Year * Economist *
Unputdownable -- Must-Read Books of 2019 * Time Magazine *
Spellbinding -- Best Books of 2019 * Elle Magazine *
Trust Exercise is Choi's fifth novel, and without a doubt her most ingenious yet. Sure, submitting to it is a "trust exercise" all of its own, but the razzmatazz that awaits is well worth it. -- Lucy Scholes * FT *
Powerful, addictive, smart * Elle Magazine *
Taut, distinctive and deeply unsettling * Daily Mail *
A masterly study of power and its abuses ... Choi shows how much we need our female novelists within the sea change of our current moment * Guardian *
A captivating, dark and unforgettable read * You *

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“Intense and intriguing.”

This was an interesting read. Choi has created a psychologically complex character study full to the brim with teenage intensity, following a handful of students at a drama school and the intrigues of their lives both... More

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Elizabeth Champion

“For those that appreciate an exploration of literary and stylistic convention”

Trust Exercise concerns the movements within a teenagers’ world, with emotions heightened due to the subject matter being the lives of drama students. The reality of the text is excellent, placing the reader firmly in... More

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“Trust Exercise”

Trust Exercise is an interesting exercise in unreliable narration. A story is told from one point of view, and then we go over the same ground from other perspectives.
The story centres around Sarah and David, who... More

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