Any plans this Tuesday, November 7th? How about a fun evening of history and literature?
The Gargoyle Hunters: An Evening with author John Freeman Gill
in conversation with Greg Young from The Bowery Boys
Tuesday, November 7
John Freeman Gillâ€™s dramatic novel The Gargoyle Hunters solves the mystery of a brazen, seemingly impossible true-life architectural heist. In 1974, as New York City neared bankruptcy, the theft of an entire historic Manhattan building facade stunned the city. Was it salvage or theft? Novelist John Freeman Gill has written an architectural whodunit that is â€œextraordinaryâ€ (Annie Proulx) and â€œmarvelously evocativeâ€ (The New York Times).
And we certainly liked it as well. From our review: “The central crimes (or are they rescues?) of The Gargoyle Hunters feelÂ realistic because theyâ€™re paired with the common trials and errorsÂ of teenage life, moments we all wish we could chip away and save forever.”
You can read the rest Greg’s review of The Gargoyle Hunters here.
On Tuesday night (at 8pm),Â Gill will speak with Greg Young from the Bowery Boys about gargoyles, the cityâ€™s architectural treasures and the moving personal story which lies behind his fiction. Join us! RSVP here.
The National Arts Club is located 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY