Another stunning novel by the author of The Alchemist. Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho’s beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story one of the world’s most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self-discovery. Facing a grave crisis of faith and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth Paulo decides to start over: to travel to experiment to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe Africa and Asia he will again meet Hilal-the woman he loved 500 years before-an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space through past and present in search of himself. Aleph is an encounter with our fears and our sins a search for love and forgiveness and the courage to confront the inevitable challenges of life. 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 210 million books worldwide and his work has been translated in 80 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 and became a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2007.