The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
A Novel of Obsession (P.S.)

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The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover.

Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled? The narrator doesn't have any answers, but he has plenty of questions of his own. Then one day Mikhail finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife. In his attempt to recapture a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.

 

About Paulo Coelho

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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 October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Self Help. Fiction

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On the road again--to spiritual and sexual fulfillment, as promised by the megabestselling Brazilian author of The Alchemist .

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The press chat cites 65 million copies of Coelho's eight previous novels in print, making the Brazilian author one of the world's bestselling novelists (150 countries and 56 languages). Thi

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A Time to Rend and a Time to Sew is the story of my love for Esther and naturally becomes yet another international bestseller.

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The Guardian

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The Zahir by Paulo Coelho HarperCollins £14.99, pp342 Paulo Coelho writes because he wants to be loved.

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The press chat cites 65 million copies of Coelho's eight previous novels in print, making the Brazilian author one of the world's bestselling novelists (150 countries and 56 languages).

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A contemporary all encompassing story that leads us through an inner and outer encounter with our worst enemy, ourselves.

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USA Today

This is the mystery at the heart of The Zahir by internationally renowned Brazilian author Paulo Coelho.In Arabic, zahir means "incapable of going unnoticed" and refers to any object or person who becomes the sole obsession of a person's every waking minute.In Coelho's tale, a nameless, best-sell...

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The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts.His search for her – and for the truth of his own life – takes him from France to Spain, Croatia and, eventually, the bleakly beautiful landscape of Central Asia.

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