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Title The Zahir (A Novel Of Obsession)
Author Paulo Coelho
Publisher Harpercollins publishers
Quality Paperback
ISBN 9788172236298
Edition 19th Impression, 2016
Number of Pages 342
Country India
Language English

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The Zahir is a novel that explores love and a search for identity, a search of discovery. It revolves around a bestselling novelist. His wife, Esther, suddenly disappears, and no trace of her is to be found.
The writer becomes obsessed with finding her, or what happened to her. He wants to find the reason for her disappearance. He meets a friend of his wife, Mikhail. He learns that his wife had left of her own accord. She had left in search of peace, to understand herself and where she stood in life.
After learning this, the idea of finding his wife becomes an obsession with the protagonist. It is a Zahir, an Arabic word meaning something that cannot be overlooked or ignored. He goes in search of his wife, to find her, to find the reasons for her leaving him.
The trail leads him from France to Spain to Croatia to Central Asia. On the way, he gradually realizes that in order to find his wife, to understand her, he must first understand himself. He realizes that her problems in their relationship, in their life together, was the main reason for her disappearance.

About Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and lyricist. He writes in Portuguese.
Other books by Paulo Coelho are The Alchemist, Aleph, Eleven Minutes, Veronika Decides To Die, and Like The Flowing River: Thoughts And Reflections.
Coelho’s books have a spiritual undercurrent, they are philosophical in their theme, exploring the deeper meanings of life.
Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He had always wanted to be a writer, but according to his parent’s wishes, he attended law school. However, he gave it up after a while and roamed around the world as a hippie. He then returned to Brazil and worked as a songwriter, collaborating with iconic Brazilian personalities like Raul Seixas. In 1986, he took part in the 500 mile Road of Santiago de Compostela. During this pilgrimage, he experienced a spiritual awakening. After this, he gave up songwriting and returned to his first love, writing.

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Paulo Coelho de Souza born August 24, 1947. He is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. His novel The Alchemist has been translated into 80 languages. Paulo Coelho has sold over 200 million copies worldwide and is the all-time bestselling Portuguese language author.

In 1982, Paulo Coelho published his first book, Hell Archives, which failed to make a substantial impact. In 1986 he contributed to the Practical Manual of Vampirism, although he later tried to take it off the shelves since he considered it "of bad quality." After making the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 1986, Paulo Coelho wrote The Pilgrimage that was published in the year 1987. The following year, Paulo Coelho wrote The Alchemist and published it through a small Brazilian publishing house who made an initial print run of 900 copies and decided not to reprint. He subsequently found a bigger publishing house, and with the publication of his next book Brida, The Alchemist took off. HarperCollins, the biggest publishing House in the United States, decided to publish the book in 1994. Then, it became first a Brazilian bestseller, later a world-wide phenomenon. The Alchemist has gone on to sell more than 83 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling books in history, and has been translated into 67 different languages, winning the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.

The Zahir (A Novel Of Obsession)

The Zahir (A Novel Of Obsession)

Paulo Coelho

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