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The Resource The gargoyle hunters, by John Freeman Gill

The gargoyle hunters, by John Freeman Gill

Label
The gargoyle hunters
Title
The gargoyle hunters
Statement of responsibility
by John Freeman Gill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Griffin Watts is 13 years old in 1974 New York, a city which, at the brink of financial collapse, seems to crumble around him at roughly the same rate as his family. Desperate to forge a connection to his father, Griffin gets co-opted into his illicit and dangerous architectural salvage business, which allows him to discover the centuries old sculptures (gargoyles) carved into buildings all over the city by immigrant artisans. As his father's obsession with preserving the landmark buildings around him descends into mania, Griffin has to learn how to build himself into the person he wants to become--and let go of what he cannot keep"--
Summary
Recruited into his estranged father's illicit architectural salvage business in 1974 Manhattan, young Griffin is assigned to steal 19th-century gargoyle sculptures while navigating the challenges of his father's increasing demands and his own changing views about his life
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554469
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gill, John Freeman
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Gargoyles
  • Decoration and ornament, Architectural
  • Business enterprises
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence
  • Business enterprises
  • Decoration and ornament, Architectural
  • Fathers and sons
  • Gargoyles
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in adolescence
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
The gargoyle hunters, by John Freeman Gill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This ls a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
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
1761164
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781101946886
Lccn
2016012828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101946886
  • (OCoLC)951415484
Label
The gargoyle hunters, by John Freeman Gill
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This ls a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso
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
1761164
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781101946886
Lccn
2016012828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101946886
  • (OCoLC)951415484

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