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A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man persecuted by the ghosts of his painful past. A young woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each will face questions of life, death, and power, and each will choose a path. Will they choose good or evil?

In the remote village of Viscos — a village too small to be on any map, a place where time seems to stand still — a stranger arrives, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives.

Paulo Coelho's stunning novel explores the timeless struggle between good and evil, and brings to our everyday dilemmas fresh perspective: incentive to master the fear that prevents us from following our dreams, from being different, from truly living.

The Devil and Miss Prym is a story charged with emotion, in which the integrity of being human meets a terrifying test.

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"Filled with Coelho's trademark mysticism and philosophical anecdotes to illustrate a point....A bit more playful than some of Coelho's other efforts, and all the better for it." Kirkus Reviews

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"[A] spiritually intricate tale told in a simple, straightforward manner that allows all to absorb and contemplate." Library Journal

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"Like all good parables, The Devil and Miss Prym offers no conclusive answers, only hints and guesses. And it has less to do with what the stranger learns than with what we do." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"Coelho, who's characterized as a spiritual writer, injects a dose of magical realism into The Devil and Miss Prym, and it suits Coelho's telling of parables within a parable and his discourses on heaven and hell, penitence and salvation, saints and sinners, God and the devil." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Paulo Coelho is a widely acclaimed creator of western, science fiction, and fantasy art.

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Deborah Fochler, August 19, 2006 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
What can you say about Paulo Coelho - he is one of the most talented writers of this century. He has done it again. Another wonderful story written by the master.
While at times his take on situations are "different" they most decidely give you reason to pause and reconsider, think and explore. The sure mark of a
great writer.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060527990
Subtitle:
A Novel of Temptation
Author:
Coelho, Paulo
Translator:
Hopkinson, Amanda
Translator:
Caistor, Nick
Author:
by Paulo Coelho
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Devil
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060703
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.44 in 21.44 oz

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Product details 224 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060527990 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Filled with Coelho's trademark mysticism and philosophical anecdotes to illustrate a point....A bit more playful than some of Coelho's other efforts, and all the better for it."
"Review" by , "[A] spiritually intricate tale told in a simple, straightforward manner that allows all to absorb and contemplate."
"Review" by , "Like all good parables, The Devil and Miss Prym offers no conclusive answers, only hints and guesses. And it has less to do with what the stranger learns than with what we do."
"Review" by , "Coelho, who's characterized as a spiritual writer, injects a dose of magical realism into The Devil and Miss Prym, and it suits Coelho's telling of parables within a parable and his discourses on heaven and hell, penitence and salvation, saints and sinners, God and the devil."
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