About Binary Star:
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.TimeOut New York calls Binary Star “a mesmerizing, complex story of addiction, obsession and love.”
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.
Sarah Gerard is the author of the novel Binary Star and the chapbook Things I Told My Mother. Short works have appeared in the New York Times, Joyland, VICE, the LA Review of Books and other journals. She works at BOMB Magazine. Visit her at sarah-gerard.com.