The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

Rhonda Riley (Author)

Product Details

Ecco Press
Publish Date
April 23, 2013
5.43 X 1.11 X 8.0 inches | 0.71 pounds
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About the Author

Rhonda Riley is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Florida. This is her first novel. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.


"First-time novelist Riley's exquisite language draws the reader into this improbable, beautifully rendered, somewhat biblical love story with a wildly imaginative premise that is irresistible, tender, and provocative."--Library Journal
"Rhonda Riley's debut novel fuses a lyrical, tender love story with a sophisticated depiction of a supernatural sentient being... [Riley] succeeds both in getting the reader to suspend disbelief and fashioning a compelling story."--Publishers Weekly
"Well-written and stocked with many strong characterizations."--Kirkus Reviews
"Folkloric elements blend with pure romance in Rhonda Riley's startling The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, a debut novel that raises questions about how well we ever know our loved ones--and whether it even matters....Riley's unusual meditation on the private worlds we build to shelter our partners and our children is written with earthiness and deep appreciation for the power of the land.... Both dreamily erotic and filled with the relatable minutiae of day-to-day life--Shelf Awareness
"Enhanced by gorgeous depictions, THE ENCHANTED LIFE OF ADAM HOPE evokes the wonder of being alive, of loving, of finding one's home. By the end, it feels like you have truly listened in on a life. This should be one of 2013's most deserving hits."--BookPage
"An incredible, otherworldly love story...[that] reads with the urgency of a lifelong secret finally confessed."--Julianna Baggott, bestselling author of Pure and Girl Talk
"The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope is strange and powerful, a hybrid work that's part Alice Munro, part Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and entirely, marvelously, itself. In her debut novel, Rhonda Riley has written the most resonant and touching love story I've read in a very long time."--Lauren Groff, bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton
"The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope creates a world in which the reader will encounter the full spectrum of emotions... This stunningly beautiful and unforgettable novel, a testament to the possibilities and triumph of love, find a permanent home in the reader's heart."--Richmond Times-Dispatch