I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself.
Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily, finding the balance between life's routine and the desire for something new.
Paulo Coehelo does it again with a riveting tale of both personal and professional angst, as the 'woman,' who may be representative of 'anyman,' moves through more than a slice of life in the unfolding of a very difficult year. His choice of her Journalist profession for a major newspaper, allows an exploration of many controversial and unorthodox modes of transformation.
Just as Coehlo presents distinctive class in previous work (The Alchemist) we are transported to the high-rolling world of Geneva's rich and powerful , in which many of her 'answers' are sought and found within classes of lesser import.
The reader is fascinatingly challenged to discover
hidden aspects of self which, in the end allow light to shine on ways we have each
perhaps adulterized ourselves in an effort to live up to worldly expectations.
I highly recommend this beautifully articulate prose, if only to be enveloped in his masterfully woven, little known historical elements of Western Europe.
What a treat to the senses!