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Frankissstein: A Love Story

Frankissstein: A Love Story

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 desireIn Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781787331402
Barcode 9781787331402
Published 21 May 2019 by Vintage
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Winterson, Jeanette
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ISBN-13 9781787331402
ISBN-10 1787331407
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publication Date 21 May 2019
International Publication Date 28 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Winterson, Jeanette
Category Modern Fiction
Horror & Ghost Stories
Science Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Romantic Fiction: Historical
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 468g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - Fiction, Phoenix Ariz - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 975552

Description of this Book

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 cryogenics 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. `I have no fear, therefore I am powerful.' What will happen when homo sapiens is no longer the smartest thing 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jeanette Winterson CBE was born in Manchester. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn't work out. Discovering early the power of books she left home at 16 to live in a Mini and get on with her education. After graduating from Oxford University she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel at 25. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is based on her own upbringing but using herself as a fictional character. She scripted the novel into a BAFTA-winning BBC drama. 27 years later she re-visited that material in the bestselling memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? She has written 10 novels for adults, as well as children's books, non-fiction and screenplays. She is Professor of New Writing at the University of Manchester. She lives in the Cotswolds in a wood and in Spitalfields, London. She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it.

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