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 "...
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