Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Master Scribe Paulo Coelho Touches On Adultery & Infidelity On His Next Novel

Paulo Coelho
The next book from celebrated author Paulo Coelho has been named! The book to follow the bestselling Manuscript Found in Accra will be called Adultery, a very self-explanatory premise and sometimes recurring topic on his previous books. But of course it will be released on Portuguese and other Latin languages first in April 2014 (the Latin title is Adultério). That's around one year and a half since the release of his previous book.

The book will originally be published by Sextant, and English translation will surely follow some months after that with Margaret Jull Costa most probably translating it. According to some sources, the story will take place in Geneva. The central players are a journalist and a politician, both married. The novel was written from confidential conversations between Bunny and her readers via e-mail, a discourse of some sort.

Paulo Coelho believes infidelity is a common issue among most people and are almost always unresolved. He also added that these infidelities cause "unnecessary suffering in most cases."

Udpated: Further details have been released here. The article discusses Paulo Coelho's transfer to Penguin Random House for his UK, Australia and India readership. It also adds some plot details of the novel.

Adulterio by Paulo Coelho


Adultery is a thought-provoking novel about the blurred lines between love and infatuation, adventure and self-sabotage. Linda is happily married to a wealthy man, has two children and works as a journalist – she knows she is lucky which only makes her unhappiness more confusing. While being afraid of change, she is also terrified of life continuing as it is. A meeting with a politician, and ex-boyfriend, ignites a side of her she thought had been shut-down with far-reaching consequences for everyone. The inspirational message for the reader is that you need to discover the passion in the life you have, not the life you imagine.

And here is the English version of the cover.

Adultery by Paulo Coelho

In the latest novel from #1 best-selling author Paulo Coelho, a woman attempts to overcome midlife ennui by rediscovering herself in a passionate relationship with a man who had been a friend in her youth.

A woman in her thirties begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice.

Adultery by Paulo Coelho will be published in August 19, 2014. The book is now available for pre-order at Amazon.