El Zahir Spa: Una Novela de Obsesion = The Zahir (Paperback)

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La nueva novela del aclamado autor de El Alquimista y Once Minutos acerca del poder de una obsesion, y la busqueda de un hombre que intenta recuperar un amor perdido

El narrador de El Zahir es un aclamado autor de renombre internacional que vive en Francia y disfruta de los privilegios que le otorgan su fama y su dinero. Esther, su esposa de hace diez anos, es corresponsal de guerra y a pesar de su exito profesional, y su relativa libertad de los confines tradicionales del matrimonio, se enfrenta a una crisis existencial que la atormenta silenciosamente. Un dia, Esther desaparece con su amigo Mikhail --quien podria o no ser su amante-- y, perplejas ante la ausencia de indicios, las autoridades deciden cuestionar al narrador. Todos se preguntan si Esther fue secuestrada o asesinada, o si fue que simplemente decidio abandonar un matrimonio que la dejaba insatisfecha. El narrador no tiene las respuestas pero poco a poco comienza a interrogarse sobre su propia existencia.

Sin embargo un dia, Mikhail, el hombre con quien Esther fue visto por ultima vez, encuentra al narrador y promete llevarlo a donde se encuentra su mujer. Se embarcan un viaje que los lleva del suntuoso glamour de Paris, a Kazakhstan, el lugar de origen de Mikhail. Y es en este misterioso lugar, marcado por una historia a la vez tragica y espiritualmente poderosa, que el narrador comienza a hacer sorprendentes descubrimientos sobre si mismo.

Esta evocadora novela escrita por el aclamado autor de los bestsellers internacionales El Alquimista y Once Minutos es la fascinante historia de una obsesion por recuperar un amor perdido, y una busqueda por comprender como se relaciona con la libertad, la realizacion personal, y la necesidad que cada cual tiene de alcanzar sus metas.

About the Author


The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journalist. His collaboration with Brazilian composer and singer Raul Seixas gave some of the greatest classic rock songs in Brazil. In 1986, a special meeting led him to make the pilgrimage to Saint James Compostela (in Spain). The Road to Santiago was not only a common pilgrimage but a turning point in his existence. A year later, he wrote 'The Pilgrimage', an autobiographical novel that is considered the beginning of his career. In the following year, COELHO published 'The Alchemist'. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time. Other titles include 'Brida' (1990), 'The Valkyries' (1992), 'By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept' (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo entitle 'Maktub' (1994), the compilation of texts 'Phrases' (1995), 'The Fifth Mountain' (1996), 'Manual of a Warrior of Light' (1997), 'Veronika decides to die' (1998), 'The Devil and Miss Prym' (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in 'Stories for parents, children and grandchildren' (2001), 'Eleven Minutes' (2003), 'The Zahir' (2005), 'Like the Flowing River' (2006), 'The Witch of Portobello' (2006), 'The Winner Stands Alone' (2008), 'Aleph' (2010), 'Manuscript found in Accra' (2012) and 'Adultery' (2014). He has received numerous prestigious international awards. He is member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and Messenger of Peace by the United Nations since 2007. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the most translated author for the same book (The Alchemist). The man behind the author likes to write and practices Kyudo - a meditative archery. He loves reading, walking, football and computers. In that sense, he has always maintained a close contact with his readers but now, and thanks to the new media, he has established an incredible feedback with them. Paulo was the second most influential celebrity on Twitter in 2010 according to Forbes and he is the writer with the highest number of followers in the social media.

Praise For…


“Coelho is a novelist who writes in a universal language.”
-New York Times

“Fans of Paulo Coelho will love this eloquent meditation on commitment--as will anyone who’s ever been in a relationship.”
-Marie Claire

“If you read Coelho’s book The Alchemist, then you should definitely read this.... There’s really no one else like him.”
-Vibe

“Likely to entrance even the most cynical of readers.”
-Bloomberg.com

“An enlightening story of faith and the reclamation of pure love.”
-Library Journal

“A fast-moving, captivating, both satirical and thoughtful novel about love and desire.”
-Edmonton Journal (Alberta)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060831318
ISBN-10: 0060831316
Publisher: Rayo
Publication Date: May 17th, 2005
Pages: 320
Language: Spanish