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The Gargoyle

The Gargoyle

(2008)
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"The Gargoyle is purely and simply an amazement."
Peter Straub


The narrator of THE GARGOYLE is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide - for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul.

A beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and tells him that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of Engelthal who nursed him back to health. As she spins their tale in Scheherazade fashion and relates equally mesmerizing stories of deathless love in Japan, Iceland, Italy, and England, he finds himself drawn back to life - and finally in love. He is released into Marianne's care and takes up residence in her huge stone house. But all is not well. For one thing, the pull of his past sins becomes ever more powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever more addictive. For another, Marianne receives word from God that she only has twenty-seven sculptures left to complete - and her time on earth will be finished.

Already an international literary sensation, THE GARGOYLE is an Inferno for our time. It will have you believing in the impossible.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-84767-168-3 / 978-1-84767-168-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-84767-417-8 / 978-1-84767-417-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-307-35677-9 / 978-0-307-35677-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-385-52494-3 / 978-0-385-52494-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-307-38867-0 / 978-0-307-38867-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-307-35678-7 / 978-0-307-35678-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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February 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-307-47372-4 / 978-0-307-47372-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Lcc Us
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-84767-169-1 / 978-1-84767-169-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-60751-641-1 / 978-1-60751-641-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-84767-309-0 / 978-1-84767-309-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-84767-418-6 / 978-1-84767-418-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2008 : Australia Paperback
Title: Gargoyle, The
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-921351-75-6 / 978-1-921351-75-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-385-52597-4 / 978-0-385-52597-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon UK   

2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-307-47623-5 / 978-0-307-47623-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Der Horverlag
Availability: Amazon   

September 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

August 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-7393-2895-6 / 978-0-7393-2895-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

August 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-4159-5688-X / 978-1-4159-5688-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Random House Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

August 2008 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   

April 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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