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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Event tonight! Sarah Gerard launches Binary Star, in conversation with Jacob Wren

Join us this evening, Wednesday, February 4th at 7 p.m. for the Montreal launch of Sarah Gerard's debut novel, Binary Star (Two Dollar Radio). Gerard will discuss the book with Montreal writer Jacob Wren (Polyamorous Love Song, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed). There will be refreshments and books for sale and signing!

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.

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.
TimeOut New York calls Binary Star “a mesmerizing, complex story of addiction, obsession and love.”

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.
Jacob Wren makes literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include: Families Are Formed Through Copulation, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed and Polyamorous Love Song, a finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in Prose and one of The Globe and Mail’s 100 best books of 2014. As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances: En fran├žais comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize, Individualism Was A Mistake, The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information and Every Song I’ve Ever Written. He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art.

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