Binary Star (Digital Audiobook)

By Sarah Gerard, Sarah Gerard (Narrator)

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/13/2015)


The language of the stars is the language of the body. Like a star, the anorexic burns fuel that isn't replenished; she is held together by her own gravity. With luminous, lyrical prose, Binary Star is an impassioned account of a young woman struggling with anorexia and her long-distance, alcoholic boyfriend. On a road trip circumnavigating the United States, they stumble into a book on veganarchism, and believe they've found a direction. Binary Star is an intense, fast-moving saga of two young lovers and the culture that keeps them sick (or at least inundated with quick-fix solutions); a society that sells diet pills, sleeping pills, magazines that profile celebrities who lose weight or too much weight or put on weight, and books that pimp diet secrets or recipes for success.

About the Author

SARAH GERALD is the author of the novel Binary Star and the chapbook Things I Told My Mother. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine's 'The Cut,' the Paris Review Daily, Slice Magazine, Joyland, the Los Angeles Review of Books, BOMB Magazine, Bookforum, and other journals. She is a graduate of The New School's MFA program for fiction.