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The Zahir By Paulo Coelho

The Zahir
by Paulo Coelho

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'The Zahir', Paulo Coelho's new novel, is a follow-on to 'The Alchemist'. Paulo picks up the theme of the pilgrimage to Santiago but tells a very different, gripping story of love, loss and passionate obsession.
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The Zahir: A Novel of Love, Longing and Obsession by Paulo Coelho

The Zahir, Paulo Coelho's new novel, is a perfect follow-on to The Alchemist. Paulo picks up the theme of the pilgrimage to Santiago but tells a very different, gripping story of love, loss and passionate obsession. The protagonist of this new novel is a renowned author who writes about spirituality and once went on pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. On a return visit, he is suddenly abandoned by his wife, who leaves no trace of herself behind. As the story unfolds the author becomes obsessed with understanding the reason for her desertion. The title comes from a tale by Jorge Luis Borges, published in his book The Aleph. In Arabic Zahir means 'visible, present and unable to go unnoticed.' It refers to something or someone that ends up being the only thing we can think of. This state of 'possession' can be understood as saintliness or insanity, with a fine line between the two. The novel is also full of comments on what it is to be rich and famous, on the meaning of money, on what motivates a writer and on the nature of marriage.

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The Zahir Reviews


'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts! he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' DAILY EXPRESS 'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' THE TIMES 'One of the few to deserve the term "Publishing Phenomenon".' THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

About Paulo Coelho


Paulo Coelho's books have won numerous awards and are permanent fixtures on bestseller lists in Brazil and around the world. Other books by Paulo Coelho include The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain, Veronika Decides to Die and Eleven Minutes. He and his wife Christina live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and France.

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GOR010508113
The Zahir: A Novel of Love, Longing and Obsession by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho
Used - Like New
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2005-05-23
304
0007204167
9780007204168
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.