Set in Paris and in the enchanting landscape of central Asia, this new
novel by the author of the international bestsellers The Alchemist and
Eleven Minutes follows the journey of a man obsessed with finding
the wife who left him without an explanation.
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'Coelho explores various meanings of love and life, but the impact
of these lessons is diminished significantly as they are repeated in various
forms by various characters - then again, 65 million readers can't be wrong'
'Interwoven with details drawn from his life, the mesmerizing narrative offers a highly personal meditation on the meaning and the power of love.' - Booklist.
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Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1970, after deciding that law school was not for him, he traveled through much of South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe. Returning to Brazil after two years, he began a successful career as a popular songwriter. In 1974, he was imprisoned for a short time by the military dictatorship then ruling in Brazil.
In 1988, Coelho published The Alchemist, which has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 41 languages. He has written more than a dozen novels, including The Pilgrimage and Veronika Decides to Die, both of which are being adapted to film.
Coelho is an outspoken activist for peace and social justice, and also supports the free distribution of his work. He and his wife Christina split their ...
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