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The Enchanted

Ausgezeichnet: Prix du Premier Roman Etranger 2014

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'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... so dark, yet so exquisite.' Erin Morgentern, author of The Night Circus

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. Because every monster was once a child, and even monsters have a story . . .

A powerful and hauntingly beautiful novel for fans of THE GREEN MILE and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 288
Erscheinungsdatum 02.03.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78022-634-7
Verlag Orion Publishing Group
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,6/2,2 cm
Gewicht 241 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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A haunting story
von Lisa F. aus Berlin am 16.03.2017

What a beautifully written debut novel! So vivid and full of wonderful prose. Don't be fooled by that bright cover, though, this book is pretty dark. The Enchanted is set in an old maximum security prison, our narrator is a nameless prisoner. We also follow the story of "the lady",... What a beautifully written debut novel! So vivid and full of wonderful prose. Don't be fooled by that bright cover, though, this book is pretty dark. The Enchanted is set in an old maximum security prison, our narrator is a nameless prisoner. We also follow the story of "the lady", "the priest" and "the warden" and learn about the fellow prisoner York through our nameless protagonist. Our main character does not speak but is an avid reader, escaping into the world of books. Not only do we learn more of him but also about York whose case has been assigned to the death penalty investigator "the lady". She is researching York's past and trying to save him from death. The atmosphere is pretty bleak throughout the novel but there are moments so beautiful which brighten up the book a little bit. I also must admit that I didn't see that ending coming, I was really suprised. This is a very haunting story but in a good way.