The Resource The gargoyle, Andrew Davidson, (electronic resource)

The gargoyle, Andrew Davidson, (electronic resource)

Label
The gargoyle
Title
The gargoyle
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Davidson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time. On a burn ward, a man lies between living and dying, so disfigured that no one from his past life would even recognize him. His only comfort comes from imagining various inventive ways to end his misery. Then a woman named Marianne Engel walks into his hospital room, a wild-haired, schizophrenic sculptress on the lam from the psych ward upstairs, who insists that she knows him, that she has known him, in fact, for seven hundred years. She remembers vividly when they met, in another hospital ward at a convent in medieval Germany, when she was a nun and he was a wounded mercenary left to die. If he has forgotten this, he is not to worry: she will prove it to him
Summary
Awakening in a burn ward after being horribly burned over much of his body after a terrible car accident, the cynical narrator is visited by a beautiful and enigmatic sculptress of gargoyles who tells him that they had once been lovers in medieval Germany and spins a tale of deathless love.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
  • Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
266120
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Andrew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.A9457
LC item number
G37 2008eb
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burns and scalds
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Reincarnation
  • Stone carvers
Target audience
adult
Label
The gargoyle, Andrew Davidson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C5BBCDC6-0F79-46A8-8F11-5C9667ECF084
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781847673695
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C5BBCDC6-0F79-46A8-8F11-5C9667ECF084
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o516350054
  • (OCoLC)516350054
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2955 KB)
Label
The gargoyle, Andrew Davidson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C5BBCDC6-0F79-46A8-8F11-5C9667ECF084
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781847673695
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C5BBCDC6-0F79-46A8-8F11-5C9667ECF084
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o516350054
  • (OCoLC)516350054
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2955 KB)

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