Binary Star by Sarah Gerard audiobook

Binary Star: A Novel

By 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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gerard has produced a powerful, poetic, and widely relatable novel that eludes easy classification.” Publishers Weekly
“Gerard’s lyrical prose is like nothing you’ve ever read—and the same can be said for the arresting Binary Star, too…it kind of blew apart my mind.” Bustle

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Author Bio: Sarah Gerard

Author Bio: Sarah Gerard

Sarah Gerard is the author of the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Award for First Fiction and named on the best book of the year lists for NPR, Vanity Fair, Buzzfeed, and Flavorwire. Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in the New York Times, Paris Review Daily, Los Angeles Review of Books, Cut, Bomb, and other journals, as well as in anthologies for Joyland and the Saturday Evening Post. She writes a monthly column for Hazlitt and teaches writing in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 3.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English