From the renowned author of The Alchemist, Aleph marks a return to
Paulo Coelho's beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one
of the world's most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and
transformative journey of self- discovery.
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Aleph by Paulo Coelho
The new novel by the author of The Alchemist. Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho's beginnings. Facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth, Paulo decides to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe, Africa, and Asia, he will again meet Hilal--the woman he loved 500 years before--an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself. Aleph is an encounter with our fears and our sins; a search for love and forgiveness, and the courage to confront the inevitable challenges of life.
'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.'
'One of the few to deserve the term Publishing Phenomenon.'
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts!he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.'
About the Author
Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 1947. He attended law school there but abandoned his studies in 1970 to travel throughout Mexico, Peru, Bolivia and Chile, as well as Europe and North Africa.
Two years later he returned to Brazil and began writing popular music lyrics. After a brief imprisonment in 1974 for alleged subversive activities against the Brazilian government, Coelho worked for five years for the recording departments of Polygram and CBS. Between 1981 and 1986 he studied with the order of RAM, an ancient, religious Spanish society. Now a literary phenomenon, he has sold over 65 million books world-wide and has been translated into 60 languages. He has received numerous literary awards from a variety of countries and his books have become permanent fixtures on the bestseller lists of countries as diverse as Brazil, the UK, the USA, France, Italy, Germany and Greece.
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Author photo © Paul Macleod 2007
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