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About the BookCoelho's parable of good versus evil relates the story of a stranger who enters a remote village and proposes a wager to the town: if someone turns up murdered within a week, he'll give the town enough gold to make everyone wealthy.
"The Devil and Miss Prym is a simple tale, with the meaning of life and spiritual guidance at its core."
-- The Guardian
A community divided by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man haunted by the ghost of a painful past. A young woman in search of happiness. Seven days, a short period during which good and evil will wage a decisive battle, and each character will decide on which of the two sides they belong. The small village of Viscos is the setting for this disturbing fight. With the arrival of a foreigner, the entire town becomes an accomplice in a perverse plot that will forever mark the history of its inhabitants.
The foreigner has traveled from far away and needs to find the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? At once an evocative novel and a suspenseful page-turner, The Devil and Miss Prym captures one moment in our eternal struggle for self-knowledge, asking a question that all of us have stopped to reflect on at some point: What is the essence of the human being?
From the Back Cover
A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the ans-wer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives.
A novel of temptation by the internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym is a thought-provoking parable of a community dev-oured by greed, cowardice, and fear--as it struggles with the choice between good and evil.
"Only someone Jesuit-trained could bring to Scripture the kind of coolly passionate imagination on display in Coelho's latest novel." -- Philadelphia Inquirer
"A suspenseful fable...satisfying." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel