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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.

Product Details:

Author: Paulo Coelho 
Series: P.S.
Paperback: 273 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (March 29, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060589280
ISBN-13: 978-0060589288
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.7 x 8 inches