The gargoyle / Andrew Davidson.
- 1st ed.
- New York : Doubleday, c2008.
468 p. ; 25 cm.
- Burns and scalds -- Patients -- Fiction.
Traffic accident victims -- Fiction.
Hospital wards -- Fiction.
Reincarnation -- Fiction.
Stone carvers -- Fiction.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Translations into German -- Fiction.
- Historical fiction.
- A very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, crashes his car into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing 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 appearance as well as in soul. Then a beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and tells him that they were once lovers in medieval Germany.--From publisher description.
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