Meeting the Minotaur by Carol Dawson

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An audacious modern-day retelling of an ancient Greek myth. "A sinister, slapstick thriller."--USA Today; "An abundant feat of imagination deftly executed."--The Dallas Morning News; "An exhilarating, self-assured novel with brains, muscle, and an eccentric beauty that keeps catching us by surprise."--The Boston Globe; "Scenes that are as taut, gritty, and violent as those in the best noir thrillers."--Publishers Weekly.

About Carol Dawson

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Carol Dawson was born and raised in Texas, and has since lived in a variety of places --California, England, Italy, New Zealand, New Mexico, and Washington. During that time, she published three novels ("The Waking Spell, Body of Knowledge, and Meeting the Minotaur") and a volume of poetry ("Job"). Dawson recently returned to her home state, where she is currently writing a history on the Maori people of New Zealand and is at work on her fifth novel.
Published July 1, 2012 by Algonquin Books. 408 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For all the narrative high jinks, Dawson's latest is a thoughtful, probing exploration of the truth that Taylor, in one of his quieter moments, admits to himself: that ``every child in the world ultimately dreams of his parents' perfect union.'' The painfully comic permutations of that truism are...

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By the middle of the novel, Taylor has killed a man, rescued his best friend from death and discovered his father, who is involved in a mysterious pact that obligates him to pay human ransom to a Japanese industrialist.

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