Cleopatra and Frankenstein, by Coco Mellors

Staff Pick

Coco Mellors's novel explores questions of love, identity, art, mental health, and, perhaps chiefly, what makes a marriage, tracing the relationship between Cleo, a young artist, and Frank, a decades-older ad agency owner, from the romantic dream of their meet-cute through the turbulent months after their intimate, spontaneous wedding. This whirlwind marriage helps Cleo secure a visa but quickly devolves from love-struck euphoria to tragic destruction.  Each chapter follows a single character from the couple's circle of friends and family to show how the effects of their marriage's breakdown reverberate through their community. Readers of Sally Rooney and Audrey Niffenegger will enjoy this dialogue-driven literary debut--which has already been optioned for a Warner Brothers TV series.



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ISBN: 9781635576818
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 8th, 2022