Waiting on Wednesday – The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente

March 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.

I’ve been meaning to read one of Valente’s books for a while, and though this may not be a novel, it does peak my curiosity. I don’t even read superhero comics, but I think this sounds like it could be fun (plus, I’ve been watching a number of the superhero tv adaptations, so it may not be all foreign).

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente, Annie Wu
Also by this author: The Refrigerator Monologues
on June 6th 2017

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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.