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The Enchanted: A Novel

by Rene Denfeld

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | February 21, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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The lady, an investigator who excels at uncovering information to save her clients from execution . . .

The fallen priest, beaten down by his guilt over a terrible sin and its tragic consequences . . .

The warden, a kind man within a cruel system . . .

The mute prisoner, sensing what others cannot in what he calls "this enchanted place" . . .

The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison. Two outsiders walk here: a woman known only as the lady, and a fallen priest. The lady comes to the prison when she has a job to do. She''s skilled at finding the secrets that get men off death row. This gift threatens her career-and complicates her life-when she takes on the case of York, a killer whose date of execution looms. York is different from the lady''s former clients: he wants to die. Going against the condemned man''s wishes, the lady begins her work. What she uncovers about York''s birth and upbringing rings chillingly familiar. In York''s shocking and shameful childhood, the lady sees the shadows of her own.

The lady is watched by a death row inmate who finds escape in the books he reads from the prison library and by reimagining the world he inhabits-a world of majestic golden horses that stampede underground and of tiny men who hammer away inside stone walls. He is not named, nor do we know his crime. But he listens. He listens to York''s story. He sees the lady fall in love with the priest and wonders how such warmth is possible in these crumbling corridors. As tensions in "this enchanted place" build, he sees the corruption and the danger. And he waits as the hour of his own destiny approaches.

The Enchanted is a magical novel about redemption, the poetry that can exist within the unfathomable, and the human capacity to transcend and survive even the most nightmarish reality. Beautiful and unexpected, this is a memorable story.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.3 × 5.6 × 0.7 in

Published: February 21, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062323334

ISBN - 13: 9780062323330

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The Enchanted: A Novel

by Rene Denfeld

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.3 × 5.6 × 0.7 in

Published: February 21, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062323334

ISBN - 13: 9780062323330

From the Publisher

The lady, an investigator who excels at uncovering information to save her clients from execution . . .

The fallen priest, beaten down by his guilt over a terrible sin and its tragic consequences . . .

The warden, a kind man within a cruel system . . .

The mute prisoner, sensing what others cannot in what he calls "this enchanted place" . . .

The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison. Two outsiders walk here: a woman known only as the lady, and a fallen priest. The lady comes to the prison when she has a job to do. She''s skilled at finding the secrets that get men off death row. This gift threatens her career-and complicates her life-when she takes on the case of York, a killer whose date of execution looms. York is different from the lady''s former clients: he wants to die. Going against the condemned man''s wishes, the lady begins her work. What she uncovers about York''s birth and upbringing rings chillingly familiar. In York''s shocking and shameful childhood, the lady sees the shadows of her own.

The lady is watched by a death row inmate who finds escape in the books he reads from the prison library and by reimagining the world he inhabits-a world of majestic golden horses that stampede underground and of tiny men who hammer away inside stone walls. He is not named, nor do we know his crime. But he listens. He listens to York''s story. He sees the lady fall in love with the priest and wonders how such warmth is possible in these crumbling corridors. As tensions in "this enchanted place" build, he sees the corruption and the danger. And he waits as the hour of his own destiny approaches.

The Enchanted is a magical novel about redemption, the poetry that can exist within the unfathomable, and the human capacity to transcend and survive even the most nightmarish reality. Beautiful and unexpected, this is a memorable story.

About the Author

Rene Denfeld is an internationally bestselling author, journalist, Mitigation Specialist, and fact Investigator in death penalty cases. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Oregonian, and the Philadelphia Inquirer and is a published author of four books including the international bestseller The New Victorians: A Young Woman's Challenge to the Old Feminist Order, Kill The Body, The Head Will Fall, and All God's Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families.

www.renedenfeld.com

Editorial Reviews

"A striking one-of-a-kind prison novel. . . . [with] rich, haunting prose . . . A stunning first novel from an already accomplished writer." - Publishers Weekly

"[An] impressive debut. . . . Read this magical book, and prepare to be spellbound." - Library Journal (starred review)

"[An] evocative first novel. . . . Denfeld's humanizing of the potential for horror that is within all of us and her insistence that the reader see the beauty in the darkest corners of life sizzles through her sharp prose, which both makes us flinch and invites us to imagine." - Booklist

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