"In Madder Carmine, novelist Tyler Enfield channels Mark Twain and Dante Alighieri and pulls it off beautifully. A thousand writers could try this trick and a thousand writers would very likely mess it up – Enfield succeeds brilliantly. This is a mind-bending and delightful journey.
In the same frenetic vein as Patrick Dewitt’s genre-bashing novels, Tyler Enfield’s Madder Carmine is a few steps above and vividly beyond. Enfield is an exceptional writer and clearly, a novelist to watch."
-- Thomas Trofimuk, author of Waiting for Columbus
Tyler Enfield is the author of the award-winning Wrush series. His film project titled Invisible World (writer, director) is presently in post-production at the National Film Board of Canada. He lives in Edmonton.
"This rich, multi-layered fable will appeal to both teens and adults ... Smart, fun and very well-written." - Linda Specker, Strathcona County Library Picks of the Week
"Like The Sisters Brothers ... only better."
- Laurie Greenwood, CBC Radio
"It is a rare book that slides a cliffhanger and perplexing scenario onto the first page and then deftly pulls a contented reader along to page 110 ... Enfield owns a deftness to create characters you wish were real and a phrase so authentic to the setting and time of his story that you slip away from the noise of the world." - Rusti L. Lehay, Rat Creek Press
"The novel moves elegantly and effectively between the lyrical and historical, the concrete and the conceptual, the personal and the universal. It’s intelligent, and poetic, but it’s also a page-turner."
- Amanda Tripp, Maple Tree Literary Supplement
"Many archetypal themes and great works of world literature come together in this story from 1849 Appalachia" - Ann Ketcheson, CM Magazine
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