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The gargoyle

Author: Andrew Davidson
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Davidson
ISBN: 9780385524940 0385524943
OCLC Number: 171049793
Description: 468 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Andrew Davidson.

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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.

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