The Winner Stands Alone: A Novel

Paperback | April 13, 2010

byPaulo Coelho

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The Winner Stands Alone is a suspenseful novel about the fascinating worlds of fortune and celebrity, where the commitment to luxury and success at any cost often prevents one from hearing what the heart actually desires.

 

Coelho takes us to the Cannes Film Festival, where the so-called Superclass gathers—those who have made it in the dreammaker’s world of fashion and cinema. Some of them have even reached the very top and are afraid to lose their lofty positions. Money, power, and fame are at stake—things for which most people are prepared to do anything to keep.

 

At this modern vanity fair we meet Igor, a Russian millionaire; Middle Eastern fashion czar Hamid; American actress Gabriela, eager to land a lead role; ambitious criminal detective Savoy, hoping to resolve the case of his life; and Jasmine, a woman on the brink of a successful modeling career.

Who will succeed in identifying his or her own personal dream among the many prefabricated ones—and succeed in making it come true?

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The Winner Stands Alone is a suspenseful novel about the fascinating worlds of fortune and celebrity, where the commitment to luxury and success at any cost often prevents one from hearing what the heart actually desires. Coelho takes us to the Cannes Film Festival, where the so-called Superclass gathers—those who have made it in the d...

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The Winner Stands Alone is a suspenseful novel about the fascinating worlds of fortune and celebrity, where the commitment to luxury and success at any cost often prevents one from hearing what the heart actually desires. Coelho takes us to the Cannes Film Festival, where the so-called Superclass gathers—those who have made it in the d...

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world.The Alchemist,The Pilgrimage,The Valkyries,Brida,Veronika Decides to Die,Eleven Minutes,The Zahir,The Witch of Portobello,The Winner Stands Alone,Aleph,Manuscript Found in Accra, andAdultery, among others, have sold 150 mil...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:April 13, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061750522

ISBN - 13:9780061750526

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect read It made my subway rides always very short and quick. I was practically addicted to the book, unable to stop turning each page to know what will happen next. Coelho nicely describes each character, in the sense that you would find something in each character to relate to. It's a perfect read with several life lessons and a lot of new things learned about the world of fashion, celebrity, and success. Definitely one of my favorite novels read thus far!
Date published: 2011-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Morality Tale This novel tells of Igor's journey at Cannes to win back his ex wife that has since remarried to a great fashion designer. Igor's plot of revenge takes several lives in hopes that Ewa will see how much he wants her back. Ewa doesn't want her ex husband back so with that her life also comes to an end. Paulo Coelho did an awesome work of art in this novel.
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“[Coelho’s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. . . . His readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books.”