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Frankissstein : A Love Story - Jeanette Winterson

Frankissstein : A Love Story

Paperback Published: 21st May 2019
ISBN: 9781787331419
Number Of Pages: 352

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From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about love and lust in life and the afterlife.

On the rain-swept shores of Lake Geneva in 1815, nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley writes a story about creating artificial human life that will resonate through the centuries. In post-Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI.

Meanwhile, Ron Lord, a businessman on a mission to redistribute sex, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls produced for mass-market consumption. And across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead, but waiting to come back to life.

Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein sees Jeanette Winterson take on identity, technology and sexuality to breathe new life into Mary Shelley's classic horror story. Told in part through Shelley's eyes as she dreams up her monstrous creation, Winterson launches us into a modern-day nightmare where consumerism and politics are set to bring humanity to breaking point.

Spanning three centuries and multiple narratives, Frankissstein is at once a moving love story and a feminist rallying cry for our times.

Industry Reviews

"Winterson reboots Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for the 21st Century, launching us into a hold-on-to-your hat modern-day horror story about very modern-day neuroses and issues."
Rebecca Thomas, BBC News

"Frankissstein is a novel of the kind of risky invention only the best and brightest writing in the form should dare to play with. Her fans will know – Jeanette Winterson is an author of limitless talent and daring. This is a moving, funny, and insightful little book in which artificial life meets artificial intelligence, the transgender meets the transhuman, the Gothic hero is reborn as a TED-talking tech evangelist, and Lord Byron becomes an American sexbot merchant. What more could you possibly ask for?"
Ben Hunter, Booktopian Review

ISBN: 9781787331419
ISBN-10: 1787331415
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 21st May 2019
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.38

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Jeanette Winterson

About the Author


Jeanette Winterson OBE is the author of ten novels, including Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, The Passion and Sexing The Cherry; a book of short stories, The World And Other Places; a collection of essays, Art Objects as well as many other works, including children’s books, screenplays and journalism. Her writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Prix d'argent at Cannes Film Festival.

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