The Resource The gargoyle hunters, John Freeman Gill

The gargoyle hunters, John Freeman Gill

Label
The gargoyle hunters
Title
The gargoyle hunters
Statement of responsibility
John Freeman Gill
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A love letter to a vanishing city, and a deeply emotional story of fathers and sons, John Freeman Gill's debut novel The gargoyle hunters does for the vividly crumbling New York of the 1970s what Doctorow's World's Fair did for the New York of the 1930s. In 1974, with both his family and his city fracturing, thirteen-year-old Griffin Watts is recruited into his estranged father's illicit and dangerous architectural salvage business. Small and nimible, Griffin is charged with stealing exuberantly expressive 19th-century architectural sculptures-- gargoyles--right off the faces of unsung tenements and iconic skyscrapers all over town. As his father explains it, these gargoyles, carved and cast by immigrant craftsmen during the city's architectural glory days, are an endangered species, hundreds of them consigned each month to the landfill in an era of sweeping urban renewal. Desperate both to forge a connection with his father and to generate income from gargoyle sales so that his father can make the mortgage payments on the brownstone where Griffin lives with his mother and sister, he is slow to recognize that his father's deepening obsession with preserving the architectural treasures of Beaux Arts New York is also a destructive force, imperiling Griffin's friendships, his relationship with his very first girlfriend, and even his life. As his father grows increasingly possessive of Griffin's mother as well as of the lost city, Griffin must learn how to build himself into the person he wants to become and discover which parts of his life can be salvaged-- and which must be let go. Maybe loss, he reflects, is the only thing no one can ever take away from you
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Title
The gargoyle hunters
Creator
Summary
Recruited into his estranged father's illicit architectural salvage business in 1974 Manhattan, young Griffin is assigned to steal 19th-century gargoyle sculptures while navigating the challenges of his father's increasing demands and his own changing views about his life
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557444
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3607.I4355
LC item number
G37 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
John Freeman Gill
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
The gargoyle hunters, John Freeman Gill
Label
The gargoyle hunters, John Freeman Gill
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
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Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr., 27 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780147524119
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
cat13
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • PRHA 5465
  • 40c2wl
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn965917384
  • (OCoLC)965917384
  • 1380326
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
    • Douglas County Libraries, ParkerBorrow it
      20105 East Mainstreet, Parker, CO, 80138, US
      39.5183352 -104.7537673
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