A most welcome Seattle return is made this evening by renowned, award-winning British writer Jeanette Winterson is here with her dazzling new novel, Frankissstein (Grove Press). Last here, to our recollection, for her memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? it should be a joy and pleasure to see her here tonight. And what a book she has written.
“A riotous reimagining with an energy and passion all of its own that reanimates Frankenstein as a cautionary tale for a contemporary moment dominated by debates about Brexit, gender, artificial intelligence and medical experimentation… While the story has a gripping momentum of its own, it also fizzes with ideas.”—Financial Times.
“Intelligent and inventive… Frankissstein is very funny. There has always been a fine line between horror and high camp, and this is a boundary that Winterson gleefully exploits.”—The Times.
“Hilarious but serious time-travel gambol with Frankenstein: modern doubles into AI, cryogenics, and sexbots. (Hint: Mod. Byron does not come out of it well.)”—Margaret Atwood.
Co-presented by SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. Free admission.