The Winner Stands Alone

The Winner Stands Alone

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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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.
Published: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780061806209
006180620X
Branch Call Number: HOOPLA DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 26 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Narrator
Boehmer, Paul

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maipenrai
Feb 10, 2013

* Vehicle for Coelho's diatribe about the sources of power and superficiality in modern world - serial killer - hated ending

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susangroshong
Jan 27, 2011

hyperbole - reminds me of Ayn Rand

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