Books by Andrew Davidson

TALES OF THE PECULIAR by Ransom Riggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2016

"A properly peculiar collection from Riggs. (Short stories. 11-15)"
In this special edition, fictive author Millard Nullings selects 10 tales from the many that have passed down through generations to instruct and inform those of the "peculiar persuasion." Read full book review >
THE GARGOYLE by Andrew Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"What goes around comes around, to the enchantment of the reader willing to suspend all notions of plausibility."
A romance spanning centuries and continents finds a grotesque narrator redeemed by the love of a woman who claims they first met seven centuries earlier, in this deliriously ambitious debut novel. Read full book review >
GODHANGER by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

Fans of King-Smith's light, wry animal stories (The Spotty Pig, 1997, etc.) will be shocked by this brutal Christian allegory. The creatures of Godhanger Wood go about, as is their nature, feeding on the helpless and unwary, keeping an eye out for the hunter ironically dubbed "the gamekeeper." Meanwhile, on a great cedar of Lebanon perches the golden-feathered Skymaster, dispensing wisdom and cryptic warnings to the 12 birds who have been drawn to listen. Opening with a rabbit doe's grisly death at the hands (literally) of the gamekeeper, the slaughter continues until, ultimately, the Skymaster is gunned down, to hang on a cross-shaped gibbet, just as the gamekeeper's other trophies have; although an old raven later sees the Skymaster ascend heavenward, the implied promise is less likely to make an impression on readers than the ugly events leading up to it. Rendered with detail and drama reminiscent of Audubon's, Davidson's accomplished black-and-white wildlife portraits ennoble their animal subjects, and effectively capture the dark, tone of this radical change of pace from a popular, author. (Fiction. 11-13) Read full book review >