The enchanted: a novel
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.
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|Grouping Author||denfeld rene|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-23 15:09:51PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 15:11:37PM|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||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. A female investigator 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, and reveals shocking secrets of her own.|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780062285508, 9780062308917, 9780062323330|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000428223|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Harper,|2014.|237 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:152adc46-4cfc-4de7-a54c-2c21b7d7b219|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2014||
|subject_facet||Death row inmates -- Fiction, Priests -- Fiction, Prisons -- Fiction, Private investigators -- Fiction|
|title_display||The enchanted : a novel|
|title_full||The Enchanted A Novel, The enchanted : a novel / Rene Denfeld|
|title_short||The enchanted :|
|topic_facet||Death row inmates, Fiction, Literature, Priests, Prisons, Private investigators|