|Paulo Coelho. Eric M.B. Becker, trans.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||304 / 2018|
Returning to the rich inspirations of his own life, the author of The Alchemist takes us back to 1970 to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the accepted social order. This is the story of Paulo, a skinny young Brazilian with a goatee and long hair, who dreams of becoming a writer, and Karla, a Dutch woman seeking an ideal companion for the fabled hippie trail to Nepal. She convinces Paulo to join her aboard the Magic Bus from Amsterdam to Istanbul and across Central Asia to Kathmandu. Their fellow travelers all share intriguing tales, while Paulo and Karla embark on journey of love that awakens them on every level, and will define both their lives.