Book by Coelho Paulo
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In his latest international bestseller, the celebrated author of The Alchemist addresses the fundamental questions asked by millions: What am I doing here today? and Why do I go on living?
Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything she could wish for--youth and beauty, pleny of attractive boyfriends, a fulfilling job, and a loving family. Yet something is lacking in her life. Inside her is a void so deep that nothing could possibly ever fill it. So, on the morning of November 11, 1997, Veronika decides to die. She takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up.
Naturally Veronika is stunned when she does wake up--at Villete, a local mental hospital, where the staff informs her that she has, in fact, partially succeeded in achieving her goal. While the overdose didn't kill Veronika immediately, the medication has damaged her heart so severely that she has only days to live.
The story follows Veronika through the intense week of self-discovery that ensues. To her surprise, Veronika finds herself drawn to the confinement of Villete and its patients, who, each in his or her individual way, reflect the heart of human experience. In the heightened state of life's final moments, Veronika discovers things she has never really allowed herself to feel before--hatred, fear, curiosity, love, and sexual awakening. She finds that every second of her existence is a choice between living and dying, and at the eleventh hour emerges more open to life than ever before.
In Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho takes reader on a distinctly modern quest to find meaning in a culture overshadowed by angst, soulless routine, and pervasive conformity. Based on events in Coelho's own life, Veronkia Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Poignant 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.Biographie de l'auteur :
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, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold over 175 million copies worldwide, and The Alchemist has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 360 weeks.
Paulo Coelho has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002, and in 2007, he was appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace. He is also the most followed author on social media.
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Description du livre 1999. Paperback. État : New. 136mm x 211mm x 16mm. Paperback. the new novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho , a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make betw.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 192 pages. 0.200. N° de réf. du libraire 9780732267636
Description du livre HarperCollins Publishers, 1999. Paperback. État : New. 13.6 x 21.1 cm. the new novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho , a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make between living and dying. Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of boyfriends, a steady job, a loving family. Yet she is not happy; something is lacking in her life, and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. there she is told that her heart is damaged and she has only a few days to live. the story follows Veronika through these intense days as to her surprise she finds herself experiencing feelings she has never really felt before. Against all odds he finds herself falling in love and even wanting to live again . Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire MM-41019280
Description du livre 1999. Paperback. État : New. 136mm x 211mm x 16mm. Paperback. the new novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho , a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 192 pages. 0.200. N° de réf. du libraire 9780732267636
Description du livre HarperCollins Publishers (Aust, 1999. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110732267633
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97807322676361.0
Description du livre HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, 1999. Paperback. État : New. New item. N° de réf. du libraire QX-042-33-8194708