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The Resource The gargoyle, Andrew Davidson

The gargoyle, Andrew Davidson

Label
The gargoyle
Title
The gargoyle
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Davidson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, crashes his car 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. Then 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.--From publisher description
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Andrew
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burns and scalds
  • Traffic accident victims
  • Hospital wards
  • Reincarnation
  • Stone carvers
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Psychological fiction
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Burns and scalds
  • Hospital wards
  • Psychological fiction
  • Reincarnation
  • Stone carvers
  • Traffic accident victims
Target audience
adult
Label
The gargoyle, Andrew Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn171049793
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780385524940
Lccn
2007037258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)171049793
Label
The gargoyle, Andrew Davidson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn171049793
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780385524940
Lccn
2007037258
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)171049793

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