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Frankissstein: A Love Story - Jeanette Winterson

Frankissstein: A Love Story - Jeanette Winterson
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Title: Frankissstein

Author:  Jeanette Winterson

ISBN:  9781787331402

Weight:  791g

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Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

From ‘one of the most gifted writers working today’ (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire

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.

Peer & Press 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

Here, hard science and dreamy Romanticism exist in both tension and harmony…  Frankissstein abounds with invention… this is a work of both pleasure and profundity, robustly and skilfully structured, and suffused with all Winterson’s usual preoccupations – gender, language, sexuality, the limits of individual liberty and the life of ideas.

Sam Byers, Guardian Book of the Week

Intelligent and inventive… Frankisstein is very funny.  There has always been a fine line between horror and high camp, and this is a boundary that Winterson gleefully exploits.

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Times

Bibliographic Info

AttributeDetails
TitleFrankissstein
Sub titleA Love Story
Author
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Jacket noteOn the front of the jacket is a ‘Signed by the author’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a SuperMatt laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the tipped-in title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizesBooker Prize 2019 – longlist
Book Stats
PublisherVintage Publishing
ImprintJonathan Cape
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139781787331402
ISBN 101787331407
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Pages344
Size (h x w x d)223 x 145 x 36mm
Design Credits
Author photographSam Churchill
Jacket designSuzanne Dean

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