Colin Winnette - HAINTS STAY & Sarah Gerard - BINARY STAR

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
Haints Stay Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937512323
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - June 2nd, 2015

Brooke and Sugar are killers. Bird is the boy who mysteriously woke beside them while between towns. For miles, there is only desert and wilderness, and along the fringes, people.

The story follows the middling bounty hunters after they've been chased from town, and Bird, each in pursuit of their own sense of belonging and justice. It features gunfights, cannibalism, barroom piano, a transgender birth, a wagon train, a stampede, and the tenuous rise of the West's first one-armed gunslinger.

HAINTS STAY is a new acid western in the tradition of Rudolph Wurlitzer, Kelly Reichardt's "Meek's Cutoff," and Jim Jarmusch's "Dead Man" meaning it is brutal, surreal, and possesses an unsettling humor.

Binary Star Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937512255
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Two Dollar Radio - January 13th, 2015

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.

Also reading this evening is Sam Dinger, an second-year MFA fiction student in the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. Sam Dinger was born in Dallas, spent his boyhood in the Mississippi Delta, and has lived in Siloam Springs, Arkansas for the last fifteen years, where he went to college at John Brown University. Sam loves to cook, travel, hunt, fish, and be with family and friends.

A co-presentation with Gulf Coast Literary Journal