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The Gargoyle Hunters An evening with author John Freeman Gill
April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursday, April 27 6:30-7:45pm
The Gargoyle Hunters An evening with author John Freeman Gill Free to Members RSVP HERE
Native New Yorker and longtime New York Times contributor John Freeman Gill brings us The Gargoyle Hunters, a brilliantly crafted tale ripped from the headlines…of 1974. Mr. Gill has cast our beloved Upper West Side in a leading role in his debut novel. Hilarious and poignant, The Gargoyle Hunters is a love letter to a vanishing city, and a deeply emotional story of fathers and sons. Intimately portraying New York’s elbow-jostling relationship with time, the novel solves the mystery of a brazen and seemingly impossible architectural heist—the theft of an entire historic Manhattan building—that stunned the city and made the front page of The New York Times in 1974.
“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 film The Bourne Identity RSVP HERE