For the second episode of the Granta Reads’ Halloween series, Eleanor Chandler reads Darcey Steinke’s essay ‘Frankenstein’s Mother’, which explores the relationship between mother and monster.

Darcey Steinke is the author of the novels Sister Golden Hair, Milk, Jesus Saves, Suicide Blonde and Up Through the Water, as well as the memoir Easter Everywhere. She lives in New York.


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