Random book endorsement for a book I haven't read--but this is a catchy hook:
THE MINOTAUR TAKES A CIGARETTE BREAK
by Steven Sherill
"This debut novel is about two weeks in the life of a minotaur working in a steakhouse in the deep South. The only way to categorize this book is possibly Southern gothic magical realism; Larry Brown meets Salman Rushdie with a little Milan Kundera and extra ketchup!"
-- Kelly Justice, Carytown Books, Richmond, VA