The story of a young woman’s extraordinary search for life’s meaning in a world ruled by apathy and indifference by bestselling author and international sensation Paulo Coelho, now available in a movie tie-in edition
Twenty-four year-old Veronika seems to have everything—youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. Yet something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning Veronika decides to die. She takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does—at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live. The story follows Veronika through the intense week of self-discovery that ensues.
This poignant international bestseller by the author of The Alchemist takes readers on a quest to find meaning in a culture overshadowed by angst, soulless routine, and pervasive conformity. Based on events in Coelho’s own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.