Frankissstein: A Love Story

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Random House, 28 may. 2019 - 352 páginas

***LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE COMEDY WOMEN IN PRINT PRIZE 2020**
**LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI PRIZE 2020**

'Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.'

Inspired by Mary Shelley's gothic classic Frankenstein, discover this audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire.


As Brexit grips Britain, Ry, a young transgender doctor, is falling in love. The object of their misguided affection: the celebrated AI-specialist, Professor Victor Stein. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his Mum again, is set to make his fortune with a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere.

Ranging from 1816, when nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley pens her radical first novel, to a cryonics facility in present-day Arizona where the dead wait to return to life, Frankissstein shows us how much closer we are to the future than we realise.

'Intelligent and inventive...very funny' The Times

'One of the most gifted writers working today' New York Times

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Frankissstein explores the stories of Mary Shelley's years in Italy, where she wrote Frankenstein, and a trans doctor in the present day who forms a relationship with a scientist researching AI and ... Leer reseña completa

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I remember this feeling of being stunned after reading "The Handmaid's Tale". Once again, as a reader who has been presented with what feels like an all too possible vision of the future, I must shift ... Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (2019)

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 12 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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