The Winner Stands Alone
|Original title||O Vencedor está Só|
|Translator||Margaret Jull Costa|
|Media type||Print (hardcover, paperback)|
|Pages||375 pp (paperback edition)|
|Followed by||O Aleph|
The Winner Stands Alone is a novel by 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.
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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