What happens when humans are no longer the smartest beings on the planet? Jeanette Winterson explores a present closer to that future than we realise.

In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor in the public debate around AI. Ron Lord, recently divorced and now back with Mum, is set to make a fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for the lonely. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryonics facility houses dozens of men and women who are medically and legally dead - but urgently waiting to return to life.

The 2019 Booker Prize
Published by
Jonathan Cape
Publication date

Buy the book

We benefit financially from any purchases you make when using the ‘Buy the book’ links.

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson

About the Author

Jeanette Winterson was raised to be a missionary but left home at 16. Her novel Frankissstein was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.
More about Jeanette Winterson