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Veronika Decides to Die

Paulo Coelho

Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, 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. Inspired by 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.

Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, 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. Inspired by 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.
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Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, 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. Inspired by 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fran Tunno

Length:

5h 31m


Chapters

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01:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:47