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Random House Publishing Grou 2009 0307473724 / 9780307473721 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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2 Davidson, Andrew THE GARGOYLE
Anchor 2009 0307388670 / 9780307388674 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and tr anscends the boundaries of time. The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beaut iful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life . As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffer s horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, unde rgoing 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 a ppearance as well as in soul. A beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles b y the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and insists tha t they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of E ngelthal who nursed him back to health. As she spins their tale in Schehera zade fashion and relates equally mesmerizing stories of deathless love in J apan, Iceland, Italy, and England, he finds himself drawn back to life--and , finally, in love. He is released into Marianne's care and takes up reside nce in her huge stone house. But all is not well. For one thing, the pull o f his past sins becomes ever more powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever more addictive. For another, Marianne receives word from God that she has only twenty-seven sculptures left to complete--and her time on earth will be finished. Already an. 
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