Eleven Minutes (Paperback)
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Eleven Minutes is 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. 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.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
About the Author
Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. "The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, " and "The Winner Stands Alone, "among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries.
Paulo Coelho naciO en Brasil en 1947 y es uno de los autores con mAs influencia de hoy dIa. Conocido mundialmente por el bestseller internacional El Alquimista, Coelho ha vendido mAs de 100 millones de libros en todo el mundo, los cuales han sido traducidos a 68 idiomas y publicados en 150 paIses. Paulo Coelho escribe una columna semanal que se publica en los periOdicos mAs importantes del mundo.
MARGARET JULL COSTA has established herself as the premier translator of Portuguese literature into English today.
“A rare combination of craftsmanship, imagination and inspiration.”
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram