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The Winner Stands Alone Paulo Coelho

The Winner Stands Alone By Paulo Coelho

The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho


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Summary

The Winner Stands Alone is an enthralling novel by the incomparable Paulo Coelho.

The Winner Stands Alone Summary

The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho

The Winner Stands Alone is an enthralling novel by the incomparable Paulo Coelho.

The story is set during the Cannes International Film Festival and the entire action plays out over 24 hours. Igor is a wealthy Russian businessman. His wife Ewa left him two years ago and Igor has never really come to terms with their break up, especially as Ewa is now remarried to a famous fashion designer, Hamid Hussein. Igor is insanely jealous and when Ewa left him he told her that he would destroy 'whole worlds' in order to get her back and he intends to keep his promise...

The star-studded film festival acts as a backdrop to a maniacal murder spree and we are introduced to various characters along the way, all of whom are desperately trying to get their big break in the shallow world of show business; Gabriela a young and naive actress who is being exploited by her agent and Jasmine a troubled young Rwandan refugee working as a model.

The Winner Stands Alone is a gripping, fast-paced thriller and Coelho cleverly weaves in elements of social satire, as he pokes fun at our celebrity and money obsessed culture.

The Winner Stands Alone Reviews

'...this scintillating parable about shallowness, greed and celebrity worship from international bestseller Coelho (The Alchemist) unsparingly examines the Superclass, the elite's elite...Coelho's trademark mysticism and spiritual messages provide an extra boost to the thriller plot.'
Publisher's Weekly

Praise for Paulo Coelho:

'An exceptional writer.' USA Today

'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' Times

'One of the few to deserve the term Publishing Phenomenon.' Independent on Sunday

'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts...he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' Daily Express

'The Alchemist is a beautiful book about magic, dreams and the treasures we seek elsewhere and then find on our doorstep.' Madonna

'It's like music, really, the way he writes, it's so beautiful. It's a gift that I envy above all others.' Julia Roberts

About Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is the author of The Alchemist, he was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Being the author of 30 books that have sold over 320 million copies in 170 countries, he has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Paulo Coelho has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2007 and this has allowed him to continue to promote intercultural dialogue and to focus on the needs of children. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and the recipient of over 115 awards and honours, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Grinzane Cavour Book Award and the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur, to name a few.

Other titles include: The Pilgrimage, Brida, The Valkyries, The Fifth Mountain, Manual of the Warrior of Light, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, Like the Flowing River, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph.

Additional information

GOR001668529
9780007306084
0007306083
The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
20100204
400
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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