Eleven minutes. Paulo Coelho. 2006.

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Eleven Minutes  tells the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first brushes with love leave her heart broken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that ‘Love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer’. A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she drams of finding fame and fortune yet ends up working as a prostitute.

In Geneva, Maria drifts further and further away from love while at the same time  developing a fascination with sex. Eventually, Maria’s despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness - sexual pleasure for its own sake - or risk everything to find her own ‘inner light’ and the possibility of sacred sex - sex in the context of love.