Author: Paulo Coelho
Zahir in Arabic means present, visible, incapable of being unnoticed - something that grabs our thought, mind and spirit and demands our full attention. It is believed to lead to either Holiness or madness.
In this book, the Zahir is a woman, an idea of a woman, a longing. The main characterr is an author who writes books that millions love, adore, and claim changes their lives. Yet he himself has stopped living the life he writes about, and has settled into a complacent life.
Then one day his wife disappears. Over time she becomes his Zahir; he writes a book about love and for a while the Zahir fades. Then he meets the man he believes she had left with and the Zahir returns.
This is a wonderful story about becoming, and remembering who you were meant to be, not who you settled into. It is a book that will stir in you a passion to be more than you think you can be, to give more, and to love more purely. Follow a man who goes in search of an estranged wife, only to find himself.