Zahir (Spanish edition): Una novela de obsesión (Paperback)
“Talento en abundancia, originalidad deslumbrante y elegancia con las palabras… El Zahir es algo más”.
--Los Angeles Times
El narrador de El Zahir es un novelista de súper ventas que vive en París y disfruta todos los privilegios que el dinero y la celebridad brindan. Su esposa de diez años, Esther, es una corresponsal de guerra que ha desaparecido con un amigo, Mikhail, quien podría o no ser su amante.
¿Esther fue secuestrada, asesinada o simplemente escapó de un matrimonio que no la satisfacía? El narrador no tiene respuestas, pero tiene demasiadas preguntas. Un día Mikhail encuentra al narrador y le promete reunirlo con su esposa. En su intento de recuperar un amor perdido, el narrador descubre algo inesperado sobre sí mismo.
Una historia inolvidable y redentora sobre la obsesión, El Zahir explora su potencial de cumplir nuestros sueños y destruirlos.
“Superabundant talent, stunning originality, an elegant way with words… The Zahir is something more.”
-- Los Angeles Times
The narrator of The Zahr is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover.
Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape 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 finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife. In his attempt to recapture a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.
A haunting and redemptive story about obsession, The Zahir explores its potential to fulfill our dreams, and to destroy them.
One of the most influential writers of our time, Paulo Coelho is the author of thirty international bestsellers, including The Alchemist, Warrior of the Light, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, and Eleven Minutes. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Paulo is the recipient of 115 international prizes and awards, among them, the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (Legion of Honor). Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter, and journalist. 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 literary career. He lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
“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)