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The Enchanted - Rene Denfeld

The Enchanted - Rene Denfeld

These low numbered books are from an exclusive edition of only 150 copies.

Title: The Enchanted

Author:  Rene Denfeld

ISBN:  9780297870494

Weight:  555g

Numbered, dated, stamped and signed 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 only 150 numbered books.

The handwritten number is in the centre of a blind embossed circular ‘stamp’ (technically known as a seal) on the title page.  Around its edge, the seal reads EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION.

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

Available numbers: Choice of 50 or 58 [of 150, subject to availability]
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Dated: 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

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