The Refrigerator Monologues (Reprint)

Catherynne M. Valente (Author) Annie Wu (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Gallery / Saga Press
Publish Date
March 06, 2018
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.5 X 8.1 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781481459358

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About the Author

Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over two dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan's Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making (and the four books that followed it). She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times' Critics Choice and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.

Reviews

One of The 11 Best Books of 2017--: Vox.com
"This is Valente at her sharpest and most pointed, ably assisted by illustrations from comics artist Annie Wu (Black Canary)."
---- Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)
"Valente proves her adroitness with imagery and emotion in this extraordinary book of linked stories."---- Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)
"In this novella, the superhero girlfriend gets to tell her own version of events in the afterlife. The women's voices are strong: bitter and full of pain, yet steel-tipped in sarcasm and humor."---- The Washington Post
""The real fun of The Refrigerator Monologues comes from Valente's hyper-stylized voice, inflected by turns with pop, jazz, and opera as she moves from heroine to heroine, genre to genre. It's by turns bitingly sarcastic and wistfully regretful, and always ferociously angry at the narrative in which this collection of women has been trapped."---- Vox
"The illustrations by longtime comic artist Annie Wu are an extra gift to this heartbreaking series of stories. Don't turn from their stories, no matter how hard they can be to hear. Verdict: Buy it, damn you, and listen to their stories."--- BookRiot
"It's hard to single out one tale. They are all of a piece- and they expertly dissect a common type of lazy storytelling that still crops up far too frequently. It's not about angry polemics; instead, these monologues have their own energy and life that is both painful and captivating"---- Locus Magazine
"Readers adventurous enough to parachute into unfamiliar literary territory will be rewarded by Valente's biting wit, outlandish world-building and well-focused sense of outrage."---- Portland Press Herald