The Winner Stands Alone (Paperback)
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In The Winner Stands Alone, Paulo Coelho has returned to the important themes of Eleven Minutes and The Zahir: Love and Obsession. He offers a suspenseful novel about the fascinating worlds of fortune and celebrity, where the commitment to luxury and success at any cost often prevents one from hearing what the heart actually desires.
Coelho takes us to the Cannes Film Festival, where the so-called Superclass gathersthose who have made it in the dreammakers world of fashion and cinema. Some of them have even reached the very top and are afraid to lose their lofty positions. Money, power, and fame are at stakethings for which most people are prepared to do anything to keep.
At this modern vanity fair we meet Igor, a Russian millionaire; Middle Eastern fashion czar Hamid; American actress Gabriela, eager to land a lead role; ambitious criminal detective Savoy, hoping to resolve the case of his life; and Jasmine, a woman on the brink of a successful modeling career.
Who will succeed in identifying his or her own personal dream among the many prefabricated onesand succeed in making it come true?
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.
“[This] Brazilian wizard makes books disappear from stores.”
-New York Times
“[Coelho’s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. The kind of spirituality he espouses is to all comers. . . . His readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books.”
-The New Yorker
“[Coelho’s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. . . . His readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books.”
-The New Yorker