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This is without doubt one of the most memorable books I’ve read ever and I don’t know anyone who hasn’t enjoyed it as much as I did. You’ll find it easy reading and you won’t put it down until you’ve finished it.
The new bestselling novel from international literary phenomenon Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist.'Love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer...'So says Maria, a young Brazilian girl convinced from an early age that she will never find true love. A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, but the glittering life she hoped for was a fantasy. The reality - selling herself to survive - is a dehumanising grind that pushes her further away from real love, towards a fascination with pure physical pleasure.But when her emotional barriers are tested by a handsome young painter, she must choose between the dark path she is on and risking everything to find her 'inner light'. Can she move beyond the meeting of minds or even souls - to a place where sex itself is sacred?A daring modern fable about the nature of love and sex.
|Publication date:||5th January 2009|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers HarperCollins|
|Primary Genre||Modern and Contemporary Fiction|
'Has a strange and potent chemistry of its own.' The Observer
'Coelho has a deceptively simple but elegant writing style which sits well with this strange but gripping tale.' Glasgow Evening Times
'Refreshing and insightful...an uplifting read.' What's On In London
'A simply-told fable for our times, highlighting the quest for personal spiritual enlightenment.' Belfast Telegraph
Paulo Coelho’s life remains the primary source of inspiration for his books. He has flirted with death, escaped madness, dallied with drugs, withstood torture, experimented with magic and alchemy, studied philosophy and religion, read voraciously, lost and recovered his faith and experienced the pain and pleasure of love. In searching for his own place in the world, he has discovered answers for the challenges that everyone faces. He believes that, within ourselves, we have the necessary strength to find our own destiny.His novel The Alchemist has sold more than 65 million copies and has been cited as an ...More About Paulo Coelho