The Zahir : a novel of obsession
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New York : Harper Perennial, 2006.
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Cherrydale - Adult Fiction
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Book
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Physical Desc
298 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0060832819, 9780060832810, 0060875356, 9780060875350

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Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more (20 pages) following text.
Description
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.
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Translated from Portuguese.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Coelho, P., & Costa, M. J. (2006). The Zahir: a novel of obsession. First Harper Perennial edition. New York: Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Coelho, Paulo and Margaret Jull, Costa. 2006. The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession. New York: Harper Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Coelho, Paulo and Margaret Jull, Costa, The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession. New York: Harper Perennial, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Coelho, Paulo,, and Margaret Jull Costa. The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession. First Harper Perennial edition. New York: Harper Perennial, 2006. Print.

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