The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho
A Novel

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“[Coelho’s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. The kind of spirituality he espouses is to all comers. . . . His readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books.”
New Yorker

From the bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, comes an absorbing new novel that holds a mirror up to our culture’s obsession with fame, glamour, and celebrity.

 

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Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries,Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries. Paulo Coelho nació en Brasil en 1947 y es uno de los autores con más influencia de hoy día. Conocido mundialmente por el bestseller internacional El Alquimista, Coelho ha vendido más de 100 millones de libros en todo el mundo, los cuales han sido traducidos a 68 idiomas y publicados en 150 países. Paulo Coelho escribe una columna semanal que se publica en los periódicos más importantes del mundo.
 
Published April 1, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Dead Olivia becomes a benevolent spirit guide for Igor, transforming his zeal to reclaim his ex into sanctimonious recriminations over having killed for Ewa, which then, through a leap of illogic, turn into self-righteous resistance to the “temptation” to stop killing for her.

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Examiner

This book, set in Cannes during the film festival, illustrates the consequences of falling into the fame-power-money trap, the empty end result of being manipulated by the beauty and film machine ~ or so we're told in the book front and back cover matter.

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The Washington Post

But note that at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 Harvey Weinstein bought the rights to Coelho's best-selling "The Alchemist" and will be producing it with a budget of $60 million.

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Red Room

Paulo Coelho’s The Winner Stands Alone by Annette Dunlea (Book Review) This hardback The Winner Stands Alone is written by Paulo Coelho, the author who wrote The Alchemist.

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Knox News

"The Winner Stands Alone" (Harper, 345 pages, $25.99), by Paulo Coelho, translated from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa: He's a serial killer running loose at the Cannes film festival, but he's convinced himself that he has a good motive: love.

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