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Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

From the publisher: 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.

About the author: Susan Choi, a Guggenheim and NEA fellowship recipient, is the author of five acclaimed novels, including American Woman (a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2004) and My Education (a 2014 Lambda Literary Award winner). 

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