The Refrigerator Monologues

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The Refrigerator Monologues

By  Catherynne M. Valente , Illustrated By  Annie Wu
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The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics

From the New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “refrigerated”: comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress.

In an entirely new and original superhero universe, Valente subversively explores these ideas and themes in the superhero genre, treating them with the same love, gravity, and humor as her fairy tales. After all, superheroes are our new fairy tales and these six women have their own stories to share.

Catherynne M. Valente is the acclaimed author of The Glass Town Game, and a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. She has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, and has won the Locus and Andre Norton award. She lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, one enormous cat, a less enormous cat, six chickens, a red accordion, an uncompleted master’s degree, a roomful of yarn, a spinning wheel with ulterior motives, a cupboard of jam and pickles, a bookshelf full of folktales, an industrial torch, and an Oxford English Dictionary. Visit her at CatherynneMValente.com.

ISBN: 9781481459341

ISBN-10: 9781481459341

Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press

Publication Date: 06/06/2017 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/06/2017 - 12:00am

Pages: 160

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary

Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure

Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology