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The Gargoyle Hunters

Hardcover $27.95

Mar 21, 2017 | 352 Pages

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Mar 21, 2017 | 352 Pages

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Mar 21, 2017 | 690 Minutes

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Mar 21, 2017 | 687 Minutes

  • Hardcover $27.95

    Mar 21, 2017 | 352 Pages

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    Mar 21, 2017 | 352 Pages

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Advance Praise for The Gargoyle Hunters:

A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick
Booklist Best New Adult Fiction of 2017 Pick

“In the spirit of Jonathan Lethem and J. D. Salinger, John Freeman Gill strips the mask off New York City in this poignant, incisive, irreverent novel about fatherhood, art, obsession, creation, and destruction. This novel salvages so many things, not least our abiding relationship with the past. This is a wonderful, compelling debut.” 
Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author of Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic  

The Gargoyle Hunters is wonderful, strong, funny, with yards and yards of beautiful writing. Its pages are full of reading pleasures… Extraordinary.”
Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain”

John Freeman Gill’s The Gargoyle Hunters is a brilliant evocation of many things: the world of a thirteen-year-old boy, with its mixture of thoughtless destructiveness and wrenching emotion; a son’s relationship with a charismatic, architecture-loving, thieving father; the endless changes to timeless Manhattan during the crumbling, tumultuous 1970s. Funny, heartbreaking, elegiac, unforgettable—David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green meets E. B. White’s Here Is New York.”
Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project

The Gargoyle Hunters is that rarest of all animals—a beautifully written literary novel that also just happens to be a rollicking, cinematic, ripsnortingly funny tale with action sequences as exciting as those of Hollywood’s best films. Ever wonder how a father and son could possibly steal an entire New York City building, cornice to curb? Here’s your chance to find out.”
Doug Liman, director of The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Edge of Tomorrow

“Funny and touching… In much the same way that Donna Tartt and J. D. Salinger capture the city in their stories, Gill has made New York City one of his most vivid main characters. In mordant prose, he has taken a wrecking ball as much to the human heart as he has to the priceless gems of the city’s past.”
Mary Morris, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award–winning author of The Jazz Palace

“A stellar debut … Gill, who is a noted expert on historical architecture, brings a DeLillo-like eye for detail to his descriptions of the city while also perfectly capturing the father-son relationship in all its warmth, hero-worship, and, ultimately, disappointment. A bildungsroman rich with symbolism, wistful memory, and unabashed longing, this is a remarkably tender love letter to a city and historical fiction par excellence. For fans of Donna Tartt and Colum McCann.”
Booklist, starred review 

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