The Zahir

The Zahir

Audiobook CD - 2005
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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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Set in Paris and in the enchanting landscapes 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 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 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.

Performed by Jamie Glover



Publisher: New York : Harper Audio, p2005
Edition: Abridged
ISBN: 9780060828110
0060828110
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Glover, Jamie

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Knix
Jun 01, 2011

Paulo Coelho's style is simple and direct, but his message is profound and relevant on an individual level. I have yet to read a book by him that I couldn't relate to or learn from on some level. The Zahir takes a deep, sometimes painful look at what we like to call love. How easy it is for us to label our actions as loving, when in all truth they are only about feeding our own ego's need.

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Cabby
Jan 03, 2009

Recommended by Costco.

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