The Resource The Zahir

The Zahir

Label
The Zahir
Title
The Zahir
Statement of responsibility
Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Paris and in the enchanting landscape of central Asia, this new novel by the author of the international bestsellers The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes follows the journey of a man obsessed with finding the wife who left him without an explanation.The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges that money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who, despite her professional success and freedom from the conventional constraints of marriage, is facing an existential crisis. When she disappears along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover, the authorities question the narrator. Was Esther kidnapped, killed, or did she simply abandon 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, the man with whom Esther was last seen, finds the narrator and promises to take him to his wife. In his attempt to recapture a love lost, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.A haunting and redemptive story about the dark side of obsession, The Zahir explores its potential to both fulfill our dreams and to destroy them. It is also a thoughtful meditation on faith, celebrity, marriage -- and their relationships to freedom and creativity
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Summary
When his war correspondent wife goes missing with a friend who may be a lover, a celebrity novelist comes under suspicion until the friend reappears and invites him to undertake a spiritual journey to Kazakhstan
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Character
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135446
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
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a novel of obsession
Label
The Zahir
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Publication
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780060883775
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Zahir
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b62bbb69-d94e-48f6-a73f-9cbfb66748e2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780060883775
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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