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.


The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover.

Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape 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 reunite him with his wife. In his attempt to recapture a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.

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


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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.

Jan 03, 2009

Recommended by Costco.


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