Paulo Coelho has established himself as one of the most influential writers of our time with his many international bestsellers, including The Alchemist and The Pilgrimage. Last year, he published his latest novel, Hippie, a fictional account of Paulo’s own life that is now available in paperback.
Hippie effortlessly captures the spirit of the hippie movement, taking readers back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established order. The story follows young Paulo, an aspiring writer who sets off on a journey from South America to Peru, to Central Asia and beyond as he searches for deeper meaning in his life. Along the way he meets Karla, and a grand love affair ensues that will change their lives forever.
Since Hippie draws so much from Coelho’s own experiences as a young man, his personal photographs from that time offer a glimpse at the setting that he evokes so colorfully in his novel. We hope you and your reading group enjoy this personal touch from the author!