From internationally bestselling icon Jeanette Winterson comes her highly anticipated Frankissstein, a tale about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire. The New York Times calls Frankissstein “A radical love story for right now, from ‘one of the most gifted writers working today.’” Over the last thirty years, Ms. Winterson has worked across the genres of film, essay, novel, children’s literature, short story, “comic,” and even a self-help guide. However, it is the formal indeterminacy and genre-bending of her individual works for which Ms. Winterson is perhaps best known. Frankissstein has been longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.
Frankissstein: A Love Story
In 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, just divorced and living with Mum again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere.
Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryonics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead… but waiting to return to life.
But the scene is set in 1816, when nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley writes a story about creating a non-biological life-form. 'Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.'
What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest being on the planet? Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realise. Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted, Frankissstein is a love story about life itself.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Photo credit: Sam Churchill
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