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Thrown together for three days on the paradise island of Taveuni, a lonely Norwegian biologist, a bereaved English novelist, and a strange and beautiful Spanish couple so much in love they seem to have evolved a private language, fill the long Pacific nights by playing bridge, telling stories, and discussing ideas. This brief encounter is no mere interlude, but the start of an intertwined story, full of illusion and allusion, that will unfold many months later. Part tragedy, part mystery, and, above all, a love story, Maya debates and unravels the questions that give meaning to the lives of its characters—and to our own. Jostein Gaarder is the author of Sophie's World, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries.
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A chance meeting on the Fijian island of Tavenui is the trigger for a novel that intertwines the stories of an English author grieving for his dead wife, a Norwegian evolutionary biologist, and an enigmatic Spanish couple. From the author of Sophie's world.
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