The Gargoyle

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
August 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House of Canada
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
7.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Jaderoo_ ,

Still my favourite book many years on...

It’s hard to explain why I love this book so much... it is a mixture of the originality, good writing, many layers and themes, and evoked emotions. It is still the book I always recommend to friends, even after many years!

Trinarol ,

Fantastic story of redemption

An amazing journey of self discovery told through the the eyes of a reformed drug addict who is learning to live again with the help of a schizophrenic ( or is she?). A true love story.

Nerm22 ,

Brilliant Novel

An absolutely fabulous book. Funny, poignant, horrifying, and romantic all at the same time. A wonderful interweaving of two stories, one in the 13th century and one in the present. In my humble view, a great novel, that will stand the test of time.

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