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Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption (Paperback)

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Description


Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live.

Inspired by events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061124266
ISBN-10: 0061124265
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2006
Pages: 210
Language: English