The Enchanted: A Novel by Rene Denfeld

The Enchanted: A Novel

byRene Denfeld

Paperback | February 24, 2015

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For the narrator locked inside an ancient prison, waiting for death, life is full of magic, from the golden horses that stampede underground to the tiny men who hammer away inside the stone walls. That the enchanted place is a death row matters less to him than the people he watches from the bars of his cage: the lady, an investigator hired to help the men escape execution; the fallen priest, brought by shame to work the row; and the kindly warden, who ushers men to death.

As the lady digs deep into the past of one of the men on the row, she finds secrets that ring chillingly familiar, and begins a journey that will bring all of them to unexpected salvation.

Guilt and innocence collide in this story of the beauty that can exist in the midst of despair. A luminous novel about redemption, the poetry that can be found in the unfathomable, and the human capacity to transcend even the most nightmarish reality, The Enchanted is a new classic.

About The Author

Rene Denfeld is an author, journalist, and death penalty investigator. She has written for theNew York Times Magazine, theOregonian, and thePhiladelphia Inquirer, and is the author of four nonfiction books.The Enchantedreceived the Prix du Premier Roman Étranger in France.
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Title:The Enchanted: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:February 24, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062285513

ISBN - 13:9780062285515

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The Enchanted is instead a testament to the power of words, of language and symbols to reshape one’s reality, and it is an extraordinarily empathetic look at the sorrows and joys of even the worst aspects of human life.”