After being tricked into moving to Geneve with the promise of being a dancer, Maria finds herself working the streets as a prostitute for a year. During this time she develops a fascination for sex. This fascination becomes a passion for her work, a desire to make people happy and enjoy sex.
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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. About the Author:
Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 85 million books worldwide and has been translated into 63 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. He writes a weekly column syndicated throughout the world.
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2003. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007166039
Book Description Thorsons, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007166036
Book Description Harper Collins, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007166036