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The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break

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ISBN13: 9780312308926
ISBN10: 0312308922
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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!
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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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John Chattin, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by John Chattin)
From an imaginative initial concept that the Minotaur is alive and well, working in the kitchen crew of a Southern steak house, Sherrill crafts an entirely convincing and emotionally true tale of working-class heroes and family. We believe in the characters, and we feel for their struggles and dreams, horns and all.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312308926
Author:
Sherrill, Steven
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cooks
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Minotaur
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Folklore
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
GTR-548
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.716 in

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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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