Positively inhalable. I was intensely consumed by the world of Cleopatra and Frankenstein for a few happy days The Evening Standard Friends who couldnt get enough of Sally Rooneys Conversations with Friends will fall head over heels for Coco Mellors debut novel ES Magazine Cleopatra and Frankenstein, the luminous debut novel from Coco Mellors, is a book about many things: It's a great, swooning love story; a shattering depiction of how addiction and mental illness warp our lives; and a perceptive, witty portrait of globalized New York. But most of all, Mellors has written a devastatingly human book, at turns sharp and tender, that marks her as the rare writer whose sentences are as beautiful as they are wise. An unforgettable read Sam Lansky, author of The Gilded Razor and Broken People A character driven epic thoroughly engrossing and entirely magnificent. It is thrilling to read a book that articles with nuance and compassion the way gender impacts every part of our lives. Sometimes you can just tell that a debut novel has been percolating and perfecting inside an author's mind until it is ready to leap into-and ultimately change-the world Adam Eli, author of The Queer Conscience Mellors remarkably assured and sensitive debut strongly evoke[s] Hanya Yanagiharas A Little Life At its core, its a novel about how love and lovers are easily misinterpreted and how romantic troubles affect friends and family. A canny and engrossing rewiring of the big-city romance.Kirkus Reviews, starred review Insistent, stylish and utterly captivating, the prose just sings. Heidi James, author of, The Sound Mirror
Coco Mellors was raised in London and New York City. She completed her MFA in Fiction at New York University, where she was a Goldwater Fellow. Cleopatra and Frankenstein has been translated into over ten languages and is being developed for television by Warner Bros. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband.