by Andrew Davidson
Anchor Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780307388674
Date: 04 August 2009 List Price $15.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
There are some books that just never end when you close the covers. The Gargoyle is just such a book. There are scenes that are as vivid in my mind now as when I read them last year. The story pulls you in and never lets you go. The writing is mesmerizing as Marianne Engle tells a man in the burn unit of the hospital how they were lovers in a past life. This man has hit bottom and now finds his life never was much more than thrill seeking filled with acquaintances but no friends--a life barely lived at all. Then there's Marianne... Can you remember past lives? Can you find salvation? Can you redeem your past actions? Questions linger as does the images evoked while reading The Gargoyle.
See Gayle Surrette's review of The Gargoyle from our August 2008 issue.]From release/information:
Product Description: On a dark road in the middle of the night, a car plunges into a ravine. The driver survives the crash, but his injuries confine him to a hospital burn unit. There the mysterious Marianne Engel, a sculptress of grotesques, enters his life. She insists they were lovers in medieval Germany, when he was a mercenary and she was a scribe in the monastery of Engelthal. As she spins the story of their past lives together, the man's disbelief falters; soon, even the impossible can no longer be dismissed.