The new novel from Paulo Coelho, bestselling author of The Alchemist and The Devil and Miss Prym - the story of an adopted woman's spiritual and sensual awakening. The story of a woman's spiritual and sensual awakening ... Who is Athena?
The orphan abandoned by her gypsy mother in Transylvania. The child taken to Beirut by her adoptive parents. The clerk working in a bank in London. The successful real estate agent in Dubai. The priestess of Portobello Road ...
This is the chronicle of Athena's life, told by the people ?who knew her: her adoptive mother, a journalist researching vampirism, a priestess, a calligraphy teacher and an actress. Each illustrates a different facet of Athena's character, describing what they saw and experienced as well as ?sharing their own impressions, beliefs and anxieties.
Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello transforms the way we think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice: how do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves, even if we are unsure who we are?
About the Author
Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. In 1986, Coelho walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain, a turning point in his life. On the path, Coelho had a spiritual awakening, which he described autobiographically in The Pilgrimage. Coelho would later leave his lucrative career as a songwriter and pursue writing full-time.
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.
Acclaim for Paulo Coelho: 'Coelho is a novelist who writes in a universal language' New York Times
'The spellbinding new novel of spirituality, relationships, destiny and freedom' Good Reading
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.22