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Binary Star
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Binary Star is a powerful and quick-paced story of two young lovers, one a young woman who struggles with anorexia, the other her alcoholic, long-distance boyfriend, as they travel the ...
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Binary Star is a powerful and quick-paced story of two young lovers, one a young woman who struggles with anorexia, the other her alcoholic, long-distance boyfriend, as they travel the country trying to find their way.
 
The story explores the culture that keeps them both sick or at least continually suggests new quick-fix solutions - diet pills, sleeping pills, magazines that constantly discuss celebrities' weight gains or weight losses, and books that insist there is some secret to diet or a recipe for dreams. 
 
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.
 

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"A bold, beautiful novel about wanting to disappear and almost succeeding. Sarah Gerard writes about love and loneliness in a new and brilliantly visceral way."
--Jenny Offill

"I felt a breathless intensity the whole time I read Sarah Gerard's brilliant Binary Star. I sped through it, dizzy,devastated, loving all of it."
--Kate Zambreno

"Two lost souls hurtle through a long dark night where drug store fluorescents light up fashion magazine headlines and the bad flarf of the pharmacy: Hydroxycut, Seroquel, Ativan, Zantrex-3. Gerard's young lovers rightly revolt against the insane standards of a sick society, but their pursuit of purity--ideological, mental, physical--comes to constitute another kind of impossible demand, all the more dangerous for being self-imposed. Binary Star is merciless and cyclonic, a true and brutal poem of obliteration, an all-American death chant whose chorus is 'I want to look at the sky and understand.'"
--Justin Taylor

"By now I've read Binary Star twice, and I've become so entwined with it that I'm reluctant to talk about the subject at length. Let me just say that I've never read anything like it."
--Harry Mathews

"Allegorized by the phenomena of binary stars, Sarah Gerard's first novel confronts the symptoms of modern living with beauty and courage."
--Simon Van Booy


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