BY Susan Choi
Book Information: 1/1/0/US/HH/2019/? • 242x161x24 • 442+18 • NBA'19
Susan Choi's "Trust Exercise" won 2019's National Book Award, beating finalists Kali Fajardo-Anstine's "Sabrina and Corina", Marlon James' "Black Leopard, Red Wolf", Laila Lalami's "The Other Americans", and Julia Phillips' "Disappearing Earth". I haven't had the chance to read the book, but I read, continually, Choi's better half's restaurant reviews on the Times.
I believe what I have is the first printing. Unfortunately I don't have information of the first printing publication size, but based on the recent eBay activities, it is not at all difficult to get a great copy at a decent price. Interestingly, the first printing copies I've seen all seem to suffer from offset binding. Consequently, the spine's letterings are pulled towards the right, and the front board is slightly longer than the back board. See the pictures below.