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The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession

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Set in Paris and in the enchanting landscape of central Asia, this new novel by the author of the international bestsellers The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes follows the journey of a man obsessed with finding the wife who left him without an explanation.

The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges that money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who, despite her professional success and freedom from the conventional constraints of marriage, is facing an existential crisis. When she disappears along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover, the authorities question the narrator. Was Esther kidnapped, killed, or did she simply abandon 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, the man with whom Esther was last seen, finds the narrator and promises to take him to his wife. In his attempt to recapture a love lost, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.

A haunting and redemptive story about the dark side of obsession, The Zahir explores its potential to both fulfill our dreams and to destroy them. It is also a thoughtful meditation on faith, celebrity, marriage — and their relationships to freedom and creativity.

Synopsis:

"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 an extraordinarily passionate obsession. It will be published in 83 countries in 45 languages.

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ISBN:
9780007220854
Author:
Coelho, Paulo
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , "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 an extraordinarily passionate obsession. It will be published in 83 countries in 45 languages.

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