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The Gargoyle

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


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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-84767-168-3 / 978-1-84767-168-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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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
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-307-35677-9 / 978-0-307-35677-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-385-52494-3 / 978-0-385-52494-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-307-38867-0 / 978-0-307-38867-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2009 : USA Paperback
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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
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-307-47372-4 / 978-0-307-47372-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Lcc Us
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-84767-169-1 / 978-1-84767-169-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gargoyle Edition: First
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-60751-641-1 / 978-1-60751-641-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-84767-309-0 / 978-1-84767-309-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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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
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August 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-921351-75-6 / 978-1-921351-75-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-385-52597-4 / 978-0-385-52597-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

July 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Der Horverlag
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 0-7393-2895-6 / 978-0-7393-2895-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 1-4159-5688-X / 978-1-4159-5688-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

June 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Random House Canada
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August 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Anchor
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April 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gargoyle
Author(s): Andrew Davidson
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK