Rene Denfeld, author of The Enchanted, on tour March 2014

Posted By on January 10, 2014

The EnchantedAbout The Enchanted

• Hardcover: 256 pages
• Publisher: Harper (March 4, 2014)

A wondrous and redemptive debut novel, set in a stark world where evil and magic coincide, The Enchanted combines the empathy and lyricism of Alice Sebold with the dark, imaginative power of Stephen King.

“This is an enchanted place. Others don’t see it, but I do.” The enchanted place is an ancient stone prison, viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate who finds escape in his books and in re-imagining life around him, weaving a fantastical story of the people he observes and the world he inhabits. Fearful and reclusive, he senses what others cannot. Though bars confine him every minute of every day, he marries visions of golden horses running beneath the prison, heat flowing like molten metal from their backs with the devastating violence of prison life.

Two outsiders venture here: a fallen priest and the Lady, an investigator who searches for buried information from prisoners’ pasts that can save those soon-to-be-executed. Digging into the background of a killer named York, she uncovers wrenching truths that challenge familiar notions of victim and criminal, innocence and guilt, honesty and corruption—ultimately revealing shocking secrets of her own.

Beautiful and transcendent, The Enchanted reminds us of how our humanity connects us all, and how beauty and love exist even amidst the most nightmarish reality.

The Enchanted wrapped its beautiful and terrible fingers around me from the first page and refused to let go after the last. A wondrous book that finds transcendence in the most unlikely of places, enshrouding horrible things in a gossamer veil of fantasy with a truly unforgettable narrator. So dark yet so exquisite.” — Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus

Rene DenfeldAbout Rene Denfeld

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 OrderKill The Body, The Head Will Fall, and All God’s Children: Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families.

Find out more about Rene at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Rene’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, March 04, 2014: Books Without Any Pictures

Wednesday, March 05, 2014: Book Hooked Blog

Thursday, March 06, 2014: Conceptual Reception

Monday, March 10, 2014: Book-alicious Mama

Tuesday, March 11, 2014: It’s All About Books

Wednesday, March 12, 2014: Book Addict Katie

Thursday, March 13, 2014: Walking With Nora

Monday, March 17, 2014: Bibliophiliac

Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Bibliotica

Wednesday, March 19, 2014: BoundbyWords

Thursday, March 20, 2014: A Book Geek

Monday, March 24, 2014: A Reader of Fictions

Wednesday, March 26, 2014: River City Reading

Thursday, March 27, 2014: Drey’s Library

Monday, March 31, 2014: Little Lovely Books

Tuesday, April 01, 2014: Ageless Pages Reviews

Tuesday, April 02, 2013: Offbeat Vagabond

Tuesday, April 02, 2013: Bibliophilia, Please

Thursday, April 03, 2014: Read Lately


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