Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers.
I’m a huge Valente fan, and I’m excited to see a new book from her coming out this year!
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.
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente, Illustrated by Annie Wu. Releases in June 2017 from Saga Press. I believe this is a graphic novel, which is a bit unusual coming from Saga Press, but I’m not complaining! Subverting the superhero theme is a favorite trope of mine, so I’m very curious to check this out.