The commercial world subjugates and trivializes. What defense can we mount? How can our lives unfurl in the finest ways? Rowland Saifi’s The Minotaur’s Daughter is a primer on how to make meaning. With an elegance that is itself a kind of understanding, Saifi’s prose delineates a sharp path of words that leads out into a concourse of startling beauty.
Jesse Ball, author of Silence Once Begun
This book of beautiful sentences and powerful mysteries, of hard-hitting subtleties and curious deceptions, this The Minotaur’s Daughter by Rowland Saifi is a gem, the many-faceted, glass-carving, frighteningly, bracingly intricate kind.
Laird Hunt, author of Neverhome
There’s great pleasure in getting lost inside Rowland Saifi’s labyrinth. How will you find your way out? ‘You a you, but not all at once.’ I think the best thing to do is surrender; let yourself be swept along by his rhythmical, probing prose.
Danielle Dutton, author of S p r a w l
Rowland Saifi attended Naropa University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His also the author of Karner Blue Estates, a novella (Black Lodge Press, 2009) and his work has appeared in Fact-Simile, Marginalia, Bombay Gin, Livestock Review, Kneejerk Magazine, and HTML Giant. He is the co-founder of Pinball Editions and teaches writing and literature in Chicago.