The Winner Stands Alone

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The Winner Stands Alone
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Author Paulo Coelho
Original title O Vencedor está Só
Translator Margaret Jull Costa
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Genre Novel
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover, paperback)
Pages 375 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN 978-0-00-731868-1
Followed by O Aleph

The Winner Stands Alone is a novel by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho, first published in 2008. The book was first published in Portuguese under the title O Vencedor está Só. It is the thirteenth major book by Coelho. The book is roughly based upon the growing rise of what the author calls The Superclass.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The book loosely tells the story of several individuals: Igor, a Russian millionaire; Hamid, a Middle Eastern fashion magnate; American actress Gabriela, eager to land a leading role; ambitious criminal detective Savoy, hoping to resolve the case of his life; and Jasmine, a woman on the brink of a successful modeling career. Set at the Cannes Film Festival, the tale narrates the epic drama and tension between the characters in a 24-hour period. Igor, a man of extraordinary intelligence, has promised himself to destroy worlds to get his beloved wife Ewa, who left him for a successful designer, Hamid.


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