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A new, international bestseller by the author of The Alchemist tells the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "Love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Instead, she ends up working as a prostitute.

In Geneva, Maria drifts further and further away from love as she develops a fascination with sex. Eventually, Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness, sexual pleasure for its own sake, or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.

In this gripping and daring new novel, Paulo Coelho sensitively explores the sacred nature of sex and love and invites us to confront our own prejudices and demons and embrace our own "inner light."

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"Down-to-earth dialogue and detail about classy whoring: one of Coelho's strongest." Kirkus Reviews

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"Coelho's basically optimistic and life-affirming temperament and his sense of humor redeem the book from [its] Nordic angst. By the time the fairy tale ending arrives, we feel that Maria has earned her rewards." Washington Post Book World

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"[A] compelling tale....A gripping exploration of the potentially sacred nature of sex within the context of love, this may well become Coelho's next international best-seller." Booklist

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This gripping and daring new novel by the author of the million-copy bestseller The Alchemist sensitively explores the sacred nature of sex and love and invites readers to confront their own prejudices and demons.

About the Author

Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city where he now lives. In 1988, he published The Alchemist and it launched him as an international bestselling author. Specifically, Paulo Coelho is recognized for his powerful storytelling technique and the profound spiritual insights he blends seamlessly into his parables. Since then, The Alchemist has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and has been translated into some 41 languages. A winner of numerous literary prizes, Paulo Coelho is also a prominent speaker for humanitarian causes. In 1999, he received a Crystal Award for Artistic Achievement at the Davos Economic Forum Conference.

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delnaaz, July 12, 2008 (view all comments by delnaaz)
This indeed is a masterpiece.....
the author compelled me to think in a way...i wouldnt have even dared to think...the book taught me to confront and fight my own demons...while reading the book i realised, that i was in the same plight as Maria...lonely and innocent...being an indian girl...i always used to think that talking about sex is a crime...but after reading the book i realised that we need to know few things regarding the subject to avoid any sort of misconceptions...the book helped me to overcome the myths i possessed regarding sex...
oh yes!!! one important thing i learnt from the book was...not to pretend that i know a lot, and now if i dont know about something...i simply, without feeling a bit embarrassed, ask people to satisfy my queries...i dont care what people may think about me...but i experience a feeling of satisfaction that i had the courage of being who i am...atleast i was being honest to myself...and on top of that people seemed to admire my honesty...i have never in my life been touched by any story or novel like that...it made me feel Maria's pain,her agony, i lived each and every moment of this great work of Mr. Paulo Coelho...(he is an author beyond comparision...well he sets his own standards).
friend, i would advise each one of you, especially who are in search for true and pure love,and sex being just a part of it,(and more of spirituality),please read this splendid book...
this book will help you find your "inner light"...as it helped me finding mine.....
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Rafaella89, April 30, 2008 (view all comments by Rafaella89)
There's no enough words that can describe Paulo coelho's writing.. Its just amazin..and this book its surely the best i ever read..He is certainly a proud to my country - Brazil:)
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vinodkant_2004, November 13, 2007 (view all comments by vinodkant_2004)
It is the best story which I read till now. I couldn't stop myself till I finished. But girls don't want to discuss about this book. They say that author is arroagant and doesn't understand the feelings of women.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060589271
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Coelho, Paulo
Author:
by Paulo Coelho
Publisher:
Harper
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
1173
Publication Date:
March 30, 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.42x5.92x1.01 in. .91 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060589271 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Down-to-earth dialogue and detail about classy whoring: one of Coelho's strongest."
"Review" by , "Coelho's basically optimistic and life-affirming temperament and his sense of humor redeem the book from [its] Nordic angst. By the time the fairy tale ending arrives, we feel that Maria has earned her rewards."
"Review" by , "[A] compelling tale....A gripping exploration of the potentially sacred nature of sex within the context of love, this may well become Coelho's next international best-seller."
"Synopsis" by , This gripping and daring new novel by the author of the million-copy bestseller The Alchemist sensitively explores the sacred nature of sex and love and invites readers to confront their own prejudices and demons.
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