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Binary Star

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Sarah Gerard
Sarah Gerard
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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.

Author Bio: Sarah Gerard’s essay collection Sunshine State was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her novel Binary Star was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and was a best-book-of-the-year at NPR, Vanity Fair, and Buzzfeed. Her novel True Love was a Best Book of 2020 at Glamour and Bustle, and winner of an Audiofile Earphones Award. Her short stories, essays, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, Granta, McSweeney’s, The Believer, Vice, Electric Literature, and the anthologies We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida, One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism, Tampa Bay Noir, Erase the Patriarchy, and I Know What’s Best For You: Stories on Reproductive Freedom. She’s been supported by grants, scholarships, and fellowships from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, the Whiting Foundation, Ucross, Word Riot, and Creative Pinellas. She was the 2018 – 2019 New College of Florida Writer-in-Residence, and recipient of a 2021 Lambda Literary Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize. She’s a private investigator in Denver.

Author: Sarah Gerard

Narrator: Sarah Gerard

Publisher: ListenUp Production LLC

ISBN Number: 9781942248484

Total Runtime: 3:02:14

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