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The Enchanted - Rene Denfeld

The Enchanted - Rene Denfeld

Title: The Enchanted

Author:  Rene Denfeld

ISBN:  9780297870494

Weight:  555g

Signed, dated, numbered and
stamped first edition, first printing



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The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

A powerful and hauntingly beautiful novel set on death row – like The Green Mile or The Shawshank Redemption written by Cormac McCarthy.

Even monsters need peace.  Even monsters need a person who truly wants to listen – to hear – so that someday we might find the words that are more than boxes.  Then maybe we can stop men like me from happening…

A prisoner sits on death row in a maximum security prison.  His only escape from his harsh existence is through the words he dreams about, the world he conjures around him using the power of language.  For the reality of his world is brutal and stark.  He is not named, nor do we know his crime.

But he listens.  He listens to the story of York, the prisoner in the cell next to him whose execution date has been set.  He hears the lady, an investigator who is piecing together York’s past.  He watches as the lady falls in love with the priest and wonders if love is still possible here.  He sees the corruption and the danger as tensions in ‘this enchanted place’ build.  And he waits.  For even monsters have a story…

Peer & Press Reviews

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

The Enchanted is unlike anything I've ever read…  A jubilant celebration that explores human darkness with a profound lyric tenderness and not one jot of sentimentality… contagious and seductive.

Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Enchanted
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features:

A leading London bookshop worked with the author to produce this exclusive UK stamped edition of just 150 numbered books.

The book’s title page has a blind embossed 35mm circular ‘stamp’ (technically known as a seal) on it.  Around its edge, the seal reads ‘EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION’.  Also part of the seal’s design is a slash (/) followed by the number 150.  This runs across its middle and to the right of centre, leaving room to handwrite the book’s number before the slash.

In addition, each book is stamped, at the top of the title page, with an image of a gold coloured horse.

Numbered edition: Yes – choice of number 50 or 58 [of 150]
Book features: Black boards with copper-coloured text on spine, white endpapers.
Overall condition: Fine / Very fine – some inconsequential / light pushing to spine ends
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Dated: Yes – 2.20.14 [US date format: 20 Feb 2014 - prepublication]
Book Stats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780297870494
ISBN 10: 0297870491
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 233
Size (h x w x d): 205 x 135 x 24mm
Design Credits
Author photo: Gary Norman
Jacket image: Getty Images

Collectors Notes & Author Links

  • Rene has written for a number of respected publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Oregonian, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  While The Enchanted is her debut novel, she is also a published author with three works of non-fiction to her credit.
  • For more on Rene Denfeld, you might like to visit her website, view her Facebook or follow her on Twitter.  All are a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.

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