Susan Choi’s fifth novel, Trust Exercise, will be published by Henry Holt in April. She has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award and the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction.
A feature short story from the Spring 2019 issue.
Their romance has started in earnest this summer, but the prologue took up the whole previous year. All fall and spring they had lived with exclusive reference to each other, and were viewed as an unspoken duo by everyone else. Little remarked, universally felt, this taut, even dangerous energy running between them. When that began, it was harder to say.