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The winner stands alone

Auteur: Paulo Coelho; Margaret Jull Costa
Uitgever: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2009.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : Fictie : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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From the Publisher: The beloved, bestselling international author of The Alchemist returns with another haunting novel-a thrilling journey into our constant fascination with the worlds of fame, fortune, and celebrity. A profound meditation on personal power and innocent dreams that are manipulated or undone by success, The Winner Stands Alone is set in the exciting worlds of fashion and cinema. Taking place over  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Fiction
Genre: Fictie
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Paulo Coelho; Margaret Jull Costa
ISBN: 9780061750441 0061750441 9780061776335 0061776335
OCLC-nummer: 262886356
Beschrijving: 343 p. ; 24 cm.
Andere titels: Venceder está só.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Paulo Coelho ; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.

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From the Publisher: The beloved, bestselling international author of The Alchemist returns with another haunting novel-a thrilling journey into our constant fascination with the worlds of fame, fortune, and celebrity. A profound meditation on personal power and innocent dreams that are manipulated or undone by success, The Winner Stands Alone is set in the exciting worlds of fashion and cinema. Taking place over the course of twenty-four hours during the Cannes Film Festival, it is the story of Igor, a successful, driven Russian entrepreneur who will go to the darkest lengths to reclaim a lost love-his ex-wife, Ewa. Believing that his life with Ewa was divinely ordained, Igor once told her that he would destroy whole worlds to get her back. The conflict between an individual evil force and society emerges, and as the novel unfolds, morality is derailed. Meet the players and poseurs behind the scenes at Cannes-the "Superclass" of producers, actors, designers, and supermodels, as well as the aspiring starlets, has-been stars, and jaded hangers-on. Adroitly interweaving the characters' stories, Paulo Coelho uses his twelfth novel to paint an engrossing picture of a world overrun by glamour and excess, and shows us the possibly dire consequences of our obsession with fame.

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Paulo Coelho’s The Winner Stands Alone by Annette Dunlea (Book Review)

This hardback The Winner Stands Alone is written by Paulo Coelho, the author who wrote The Alchemist. Its ISBN is 0007306067 and it is published by Harper Collins. The book is set during...
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