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The Zahir

Paulo Coelho, John Nichol

Narrator Derek Jacobi, Emilia Fox

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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It begins with a glimpse or a passing thought. It ends in obsession. 
One day a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified – and increasingly fascinated – by her absence. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts. 
His search for her – and for the truth of his own life – takes him from France to Spain, Croatia and, eventually, the bleakly beautiful landscape of Central Asia. More than that, it takes him from the safety of his world to a totally unknown path, searching for a new understanding of the nature of love and the power of destiny. 
With The Zahir, Paulo Coelho demonstrates not just his powerful and captivating storytelling, but also his extraordinary insight into what it is to be a human being in a world full of possibility. 
In Arabic Zahir means 'visible, present and unable to go unnoticed.' It refers to something or someone that ends up being the only thing we can think of. This state of 'possession' can be understood as saintliness or insanity, with a fine line between the two. 
In The Zahir, Paulo Coelho, the Sunday Times bestselling author, takes readers on a thrilling journey through the landscapes of love, destiny, and self-discovery. His exploration of domestic life, divorce, and the spiritual realm is a testament to his status as a top literary figure. 
For fans of Mitch Albom (The First Phone Call From Heaven), and Common Classics Dyslexia-Friendly (A Room With A View).
Duration: about 5 hours (05:16:25)
Publishing date: 2009-01-05; Abridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —