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The Resource The Zahir : a novel of obsession, Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

The Zahir : a novel of obsession, Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Label
The Zahir : a novel of obsession
Title
The Zahir
Title remainder
a novel of obsession
Statement of responsibility
Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • por
  • eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
When his war correspondent wife goes missing with a friend who may be a lover, a celebrity novelist comes under suspicion until the friend reappears and invites him to undertake a spiritual journey to Kazakhstan
Tone
Writing style
Character
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135446
Cataloging source
AMP
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Coelho, Paulo
Dewey number
869/.342
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Portuguese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Costa, Margaret Jull
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True
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  • Missing persons
  • Marriage
  • Compulsive behavior
  • War correspondents
  • Paris (France)
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Marriage
  • Missing persons
  • War correspondents
  • France
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of obsession
Label
The Zahir : a novel of obsession, Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more (20 p.) following text
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70691262
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780060832810
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005040377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70691262
Label
The Zahir : a novel of obsession, Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
Publication
Note
Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more (20 p.) following text
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70691262
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780060832810
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005040377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)70691262

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