August 4, 2009
August 4, 2009
Awakening in a burn ward after being horribly burned in 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.
A hedonistic and seemingly soulless pornographer is distracted by a vision of flying arrows and crashes his car, mangling and burning his body into a loathsome, skin-flayed monstrosity--he has become the "gargoyle" of the novel's title. He promptly begins to plan his own suicide, but then a mysterious and deranged woman with wings tattooed on her back arrives at his hospital bed, and begins to tell tales of their passionate love in previous lives, slowly drawing him out of his suffering and into the light. A grotesque and grandiose debut novel, THE GARGOYLE invokes shades of Nabokov and Dante's INFERNO in its vicious yet ultimately uplifting tale of physical devastation and spiritual revivification.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Types of Characters, Settings, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Disasters, Psychology, Literary, Conflicts + Dualities, Love + Relationships + Sex
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Psychology, Conflicts + Dualities, Love + Relationships + Sex, Disasters, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Literary, Settings
- Language: English
- Author: Andrew Davidson
- Online Item #: 11553591
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2743
- ISBN: 9780307388674
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported