The new novel from the internationally best selling Paulo Coelho After being tricked into moving to Geneva with the promise of being a dancer, Maria finds herelf working the streets as a prostitute for a year. During this time she develops a fascination for sex. This fascination becomes a passion for her work, a desire to make people happy and enjoy sex. But behind the dedication to her work is a deep aversion to the idea of falling in love. That is until she meets a painter who she is able to love, and make her dreams come true. Paulo Coehlo explores the themes of sex and love in his new novel.
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Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . .” A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune.Maria’s despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness—sexual pleasure for its own sake—or risking everything to find her own “inner light” and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love. About the Author:
Paulo Coelho's books have won numerous awards and are permanent fixtures on bestseller lists in Brazil and around the world. Other books by Paulo Coelho include The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept., The Fifth Mountain and Veronika Decides to Diie. He and his wife Christina live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Book Description Thorsons, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7166028
Book Description Thorsons, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007166028