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The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break

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In this debut novel, Steven Sherrill follows the minotaur — a mythological creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull — through two weeks of his life as a cook at a steakhouse in the contemporary American South. Once a devourer of virgins and lads, time and circumstances have diminished his power considerably.

Through the Minotaur's experiences, Sherrill spotlights the alienation and loneliness that are part of our society. During the two-week period we follow the Minotaur, we meet memorable characters along the way from his co-workers at the restaurant to his neighbors at the trailer park. Sherrill also manages to make mundane doings — kitchen work, car repair, personal grooming — interesting and even exciting. By the end of the novel, the reader is pulling for the Minotaur to find the brief moment of happiness that he has sought for so many centuries.

Synopsis:

"Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth that held him captive, and as many years beyond the dubious bargain that set him free, the Minotaur finds himself struggling to negotiate the American South with the body of a man and the head of a bull." — Jacket.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780895875372
Publisher:
John F. Blair, Publisher
Subject:
Southern states
Author:
Sherrill, Steven
Author:
Steven Sherrill
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Cooks
Subject:
Minotaur
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
313

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Product details 313 pages John F. Blair, Publisher - English 9780895875372 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth that held him captive, and as many years beyond the dubious bargain that set him free, the Minotaur finds himself struggling to negotiate the American South with the body of a man and the head of a bull." — Jacket.
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