Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live.
Inspired by events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.
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The bestselling Brazilian author of The Alchemist delicately etches this morose but ultimately uplifting story of the suicidal Veronika, who creeps along the boundary between life and death, sanity anMay 01 2000 | Read Full Review of Veronika Decides to Die: A No...
When Veronika (Ricketson) learns that her suicide attempt has irreparably damaged her heart and she has only days to live, she begins to appreciate the life she has taken for granted, including falling deeply in love with the engagingly schizophrenic Eduard (Jonathon Trent.) Whether one accepts C...May 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Veronika Decides to Die: A No...
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