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Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption

Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption
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Description: Amazon.com Review When Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) was a young man, his parents had him committed to mental hospitals three times because he wanted to be an artist--an unacceptable profession in Brazil at the time. During his numerous forced incarcerations he vowed to write some day about his experiences and the injustices of involuntary commitment. In this fable-like novel, Coelho makes good on his promise, with the creation of a fictional character named Veronika who decides to kill herself when faced with all that is wrong with the world and how powerless she feels to change anything. Although she survives her initial suicid ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harper Perennial
Release date: 23 May 2006
ISBN-10 : 0061124265 | ISBN-13: 9780061124266
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