Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

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Frankissstein: A Love Story
Cover of Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
Author(s) Jeanette Winterson
Published May 28, 2019
Genre(s) Historical Science Fiction
Age group Adult

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson is a queer science fiction retelling of Frankenstein, originally published on May 28, 2019.

Trigger Warnings

  • Abusive relationship
  • Body horror
  • Child death
  • Depression
  • Eugenics
  • Experimentation on live/dead victims
  • Manipulation
  • Transphobia
  • Sexual assault (against trans mc)
  • Sexually explicit scenes (involving FTM trans mc)
  • Slavery (sex dolls/androids)
  • Suicidal ideation


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • M/M romance (main characters in present narrative)
  • F/M romance (main characters in past narrative)
  • Transgender FTM main character

Note about the author: Jeanette herself is queer in some way but doesn't go into deep details, only remarking that she's fell in love with another girl when she was younger.


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