The author of three nonfiction books and one who has worked as an investigator with individuals in hard places - women and men on death row, innocents in prison, trafficking victims - Rene Denfeld has been striking resonant notes with her fiction writing. Her acclaimed debut, The Enchanted, received numerous honors, including France’s prestigious Prix du Premier Roman Étranger. She is here this evening from her Oregon home to read from her newest novel, The Child Finder (Harper).
“A darkly luminous story of resilience and the deeply human instinct for survival, for love. Blending the magical thinking of childhood, of fairy tales, dreams, memories and nightmares, The Child Finder is a terrifying and ultimately uplifting novel that demands to be consumed and then once inside you–lingers….” — A.M. Homes.
“Intense.... Innovative... Heartbreaking, surprising.... The conclusion will leave readers breathless.” — Publishers Weekly.