From the book jacket: A new, international bestseller by the author of The Alchemist
tells the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first
innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes
convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "Love
is a terrible thing that will make you suffer ..." A chance meeting in Rio
takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Instead, she
ends up working as a prostitute.
In Geneva, Maria drifts further and further away from love as she develops a fascination with sex. Eventually, Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness, sexual pleasure for its own sake, or risking everything to find her own "...
The Kopp Sisters Return!
One of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs returns in another gripping adventure based on fact.
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