Read an excerpt from and support writer Sarah Gerard’s new novel, Binary Star
Sarah Gerard is shockingly, embarrassingly, wonderfully talented. Whether it’s as a writer, literary critic, translator, model and, now, novelist — I don’t think there’s anything that Sarah has set-out to do, in life, that she hasn’t accomplished without staggering degrees of aplomb and force of will.
I was fortunate to meet Sarah, after hearing about her from numerous photographers and artists, when I interviewed her for Bare: Conversations on Human Art.
Sarah’s debut novel, Binary Star is set to hit bookshelves on January 4… which means she’s about to set forth on a book tour. I could tell you all about the book and why the tour is important, but Sarah’s the better writer, so I’ll let her speak for herself:
Binary Star is my debut novel—you know, the kind a writer pulls directly out of her chest. It’s about a young woman struggling with anorexia and it began as a memoir. I’ve written about my own struggles with food for the New York Times, and in my chapbook Things I Told My Mother. With the Binary Star Tour, I want to reach new audiences for my work around the country so that I can keep writing the kinds of books I want to write. I also want to meet other people who may be struggling with food, and interview them for my next book, an essay. My husband, a filmmaker, will come with me and take video of the tour. The money you donate will help us tune up our car and replace its tires, pay for food, gas, and lodging where necessary, buy two plane tickets, and rent a car once.
Sarah is raising funds for her tour via Kickstarter — she has a week left and 25% of the fundraising remaining. If she doesn’t reach the goal, she won’t receive any of the funds, so visit Kickstarter to help her reach her goal and find out more about this amazing and amazingly talented woman.