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Andrew Davidson

Andrew Davidson was born in Manitoba, and graduated in 1995 with a BA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia. He has worked as a teacher of English in Japan, where he has lived on and off, and as a writer of English lessons for Japanese websites. The Gargoyle is his first book. He lives in Manitoba, Canada.

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The Gargoyle

Andrew Davidson

ISBN:

9780307356789

Publisher:

Random House of Canada Ltd

Publication Date:

2009

Binding:

Softcover

Synopsis:
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.

And so Marianne Engel begins to tell him their story, carving away his disbelief and slowly drawing him into the orbit and power of a word he'd never uttered: love.


From the Hardcover edition.

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Other editions: Softcover - 2009, Softcover - 2008, Hardcover - 2008, Hardcover - 2008, Softcover - 2008, 2008, 2004, 2003, Softcover - 2002, Softcover - 2002


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