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The Winner Stands Alone

Label
The Winner Stands Alone
Title
The Winner Stands Alone
Statement of responsibility
Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The beloved, bestselling international author of The Alchemist returns with another haunting novel — a thrilling journey into our constant fascination with the worlds of fame, fortune, and celebrity.A profound meditation on personal power and innocent dreams that are manipulated or undone by success, The Winner Stands Alone is set in the exciting worlds of fashion and cinema. Taking place over the course of twenty-four hours during the Cannes Film Festival, it is the story of Igor, a successful, driven Russian entrepreneur who will go to the darkest lengths to reclaim a lost love — his ex-wife, Ewa. Believing that his life with Ewa was divinely ordained, Igor once told her that he would destroy whole worlds to get her back. The conflict between an individual evil force and society emerges, and as the novel unfolds, morality is derailed. Meet the players and poseurs behind the scenes at Cannes — the "Superclass" of producers, actors, designers, and supermodels, as well as the aspiring starlets, has-been stars, and jaded hangers-on. Adroitly interweaving the characters' stories, Paulo Coelho uses his twelfth novel to paint an engrossing picture of a world overrun by glamour and excess, and shows us the possibly dire consequences of our obsession with fame
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Summary
The story of a successful, driven Russian entrepreneur who will go to the darkest lengths--multiple murders--to reclaim a lost love. Captured in all their crass luxury are producers, actors, aspiring starlets, supermodels, and notorious fashionistas--the Superclass--whose lives and actions hold sway over millions and define the directions of our days
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Tone
Writing style
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303254
Cataloging source
DLC
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Coelho, Paulo
Dewey number
869.342
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Costa, Margaret Jull
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Winner Stands Alone
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:b7225a65-9d08-4bdc-b6cc-de6251e3b2fa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061872549
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Winner Stands Alone
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b7225a65-9d08-4bdc-b6cc-de6251e3b2fa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061872549
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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