Eleven Minutes

Written byPaulo Coelho Margaret Jull Costa

Published in

About "Eleven Minutes"

Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . .” A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune.Maria’s despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness—sexual pleasure for its own sake—or risking everything to find her own “inner light” and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.


Genres
  • Fiction
  • Romance
  • Novels
  • Contemporary
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Adult
  • Spirituality
  • Drama
  • Brazil
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ISBN9780060589288pages273publisherHarperOneseriessettings
  • Geneva (Switzerland)
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