Eleven Minutes

fiction by Paulo Coelho


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.

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Já o li 2 vezes e preparo-me para ler a terceira. Não é o primeiro livro que leio sobre o tema mas é com certeza aquele que o trata de forma mais respeituosa, mantendo todo o erotismo associado a ele.

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