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The Devil and Miss Prym

By Paulo Coelho, Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Nick Caistor

In this stunning novel, Coelho’s unusual protagonist sets the town a moral challenge from which they may never recover.

A stranger arrives in the small mountain village. He carries with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars.

Burying these in the vicinity, the stranger strikes up a curious friendship with a young woman from the village – Miss Prym. His mission is to discover whether human beings are essentially good or evil.

A fascinating meditation on the human soul, The Devil and Miss Prym illuminates the reality of good and evil within us all, and our uniquely human capacity to choose between them.