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The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Breakby Steven Sherrill
The Minotaur, M, a fantastical and once fearsome beast from Greek mythology, is now reduced to a mundane existence in the gritty South. Yet even M, the most displaced of creatures, finds himself chancing at hope for happiness of a crude sort. Author Steven Sherrill offers a raw and redeeming take on finding one's place in the world in this excellent debut novel.
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Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs. But over a two-week period, as his life dissolves into chaos, this broken and alienated immortal awakens to the possibility for happiness and to the capacity for love.
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The title says it all! The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, the story of a minotaur who works as a line cook in a Texas steak house, is bizarre, funny, and touching. Steven Sherrill speaks to the isolated "minotaur" in all of us. A worthwhile trip!
About the Author
Steven Sherrill is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers Workshop. The recipient of a Lila Wallace/ Readers Digest Fellowship, his poems and stories have appeared in Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, and Georgia Review. He lives in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
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