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The Gargoyle (Paperback)
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The Gargoyle (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 01/01/2009
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A young man is fighting for his life. Into his room walks a bewitching woman who believes she can save him. Their journey will have you believing in the impossible. The nameless and beautiful narrator of The Gargoyle 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 wakes up in a burns ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned. His life is over - he is now a monster. But in fact it is only just beginning. One day, Marianne Engel, a wild and compelling sculptress of gargoyles, enters his life and tells him that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly burned mercenary and she was a nun and a scribe who nursed him back to health in the famed monastery of Engelthal. As she spins her tale, Scheherazade fashion, and relates equally mesmerising stories of deathless love in Japan, Greenland, Italy and England, he finds himself drawn back to life - and, finally, to love.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847671691
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 120 x 100 x 12 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Extraordinary . . . The Gargoyle has a big personality . . . An exotic adventure. * * Daily Telegraph * *
Wildly imaginative . . . Bound to be an international bestseller. * * Observer * *
Reads like a thriller * * Guardian * *
Compulsively readable . . . the pages almost turn themselves. * * Metro * *
Horrifying and fantastical, this exploration of deathless love shocks and mesmerizes. * * Good Book Guide * *
Mixing romance, classic allusion and reality, Davidson's debut is a bravura performance. * * **** Marie Claire * *
Totally absorbing, it is the most amazing debut novel. -- John Bishop * * Daily Express * *

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“The Gargoyle”

This was a cracking read! It grabs you from the opening chapter, sucks you in, tenderises and marinates you and spews you out the other end like a well done slab of steak! A real rollercoaster ride! Great stuff!

Paperback edition
25th September 2009
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“The Gargoyle”

Wow what a book!!!You need a strong stomach for the opening pages and from there the twisted threads of cliff hanger tales bind into a strong rope of beautiful narrative.Defies genre definition being born of horror... More

Paperback edition
6th January 2009
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“The Gargoyle”

A remarkable tale of a man who started off consumed by his vices with little want or chance to change his ways. This story not only deals with the transformation of looks, but also, transformation of attitude towards... More

Paperback edition
25th July 2009
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