The Witch of Portobello, Export Edition (Mass Market)

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The Witch of Portobello chronicles Athena’s life, as told by the many people who knew her well or hardly at all—amongst them her adoptive mother, a journalist researching vampirism, a priestess, a teacher of calligraphy, and an actress. Each person illustrates a different facet of Athena’s character, describing what they saw and experienced as well as sharing their own impressions, beliefs, and anxieties.

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Who is Athena? The orphan abandoned by her gypsy mother in Transylvania. The child taken to Beirut by her adoptive parents. The clerk working in a large bank in London. The successful real estate agent in Dubai. The priestess of Portobello Road . . .

The Witch of Portobello chronicles Athena’s life, as told by the many people who knew her well or hardly at all—amongst them her adoptive mother, a journalist researching vampirism, a priestess, a teacher of calligraphy, and an actress. Each person illustrates a different facet of Athena’s character, describing what they saw and experienced as well as sharing their own impressions, beliefs, and anxieties.

Like The Alchemist and Coelho’s other novels, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice. The central question it presents is at once basic and profound: how do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure who we are?

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ISBN 9780061472770
Length (cm) 11.0000
Width (cm) 3.0000
Height (cm) 18.0000
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publication Date Mar 1, 2008
Pages (number) 288
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Author Paulo Coelho
Signed No
Format Mass Market
Editorial Reviews
“[Coelho’s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. The kind of spirituality he espouses is to all comers….In the memoirs, and in the introductions to his novels, he emphasizes his own flaws and failures, forgives himself for them, and, by extension, forgives his readers theirs. Coelho’s plots tend to be allegorical, and his readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books….The writing is unadorned and pleasant to read…” -The New Yorker
“Another uncanny fusion of philosophy, religious miracle and moral parable.” -Publishers Weekly
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