Adultery by Paulo Coelho
‘Adultery’ is an international best-selling author Paulo Coelho’s deeply introspective novel. The book portrays the story of an independent woman and how she confronts her midlife malaise. The presented book explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily.
‘Adultery’ is an international best-selling author Paulo Coelho’s deeply introspective novel. The book portrays the story of an independent woman and how she confronts her midlife malaise. The presented book explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily. It shows how a woman finds the balance between life’s routine and the desire for something new. The book was originally written in Portuguese, the author’s native language. The English edition was published in August 2014.
Summary of the book ‘Adultery’:
Linda in her 30s has an almost perfect life, a doting husband, loving children, a rewarding journalism career and a beautiful home in Geneva. From the outside, Linda, the protagonist of Adultery, appears to have it all. Despite all these comforts she feels crushingly alone. She gets bored with the routine of her stable life. Through the regular everyday life, she starts to question the dullness and boredom of her passing days. Thoughts of radical changes begin to excite her more and more. When one day she interviews a former boyfriend who is now a successful politician, she becomes overwhelmed with impulses and urges. She revives the zeal and craze that were lain dormant for years. They get involved in an affair which she knows can lead her to difficult consequences. Now, she is standing at a life-altering turn of her life.
About the author:
Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist and best known for his book ‘The Alchemist’. Coelho escaped three times from mental institutions before being released at the age of 20. Coelho was born into a Catholic family. At his parents’ wishes, the author enrolled in law school and abandoned his dream of becoming a writer. After one year he dropped out and lived life as a hippie, traveling through different countries. Coelho also worked as a songwriter and composed many lyrics.
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