Book Review: Frankissstein

Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson is unlike any book I’ve ever read. I’ve never read sexually graphic scenes so close to philosophical inquiries, so close to song lyrics, so close to notable passages of literature. Yet, somehow, Winterson pulls these unconventional combinations off in this novel. And all the various pieces of the novel and its multiple narratives come together by the end of the novel, which means that you should definitely read this novel to the end.

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Mothers in fiction

In the wake of US Supreme Court Justice Alito’s leaked drafted opinion regarding Roe v. Wade and Mother’s Day, which was yesterday, I am wondering: Does fiction about mothers and motherhood reveal more about our society and how it treats women than we readily acknowledge? Mothers in fiction are typically distraught, depressed, scared, prone to run away, etc.