Author of Novel About Vanishing New York at Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Thursday

This Thursday evening at 6:15 the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library will present John Freeman Gill, author of The Gargoyle Hunters, “one of Booklist’s picks for Best New Adult Fiction of 2017,” to discuss and sign his novel at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s temporary quarters, 109 Remsen Street.

The novel is based on a true but bizarre occurrence in 1974: the theft of an entire historic cast iron structure in lower Manhattan, the Bogardus Building, which had been disassebled and was lying in pieces on its lot waiting to be rebuilt. According to the novel’s publisher, Penguin Random House, the book “intimately portray[s] New York’s elbow-jostling relationship with time.”

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  • Andrew Porter


    Then there was the theft of the remnants of the Ruppert Brewery, on Second Avenue in the 90s (not the 1990s).

  • Claude Scales

    Are you claiming there’s no such word?