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In his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho interweaves adventure, philosophy and the true stories of his own life to give readers an essential book for our time.

A journey to the past. A map for the future.

Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, bestselling author Paulo Coelho relives the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and challenged the established social order.

In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a skinny Brazilian with a goatee, learning about himself by exploring the world.

Travelling on the ‘Death Train to Bolivia’, on to Peru, Paulo hitchhikes through Chile and Argentina and into Amsterdam. In the famous Dam Square he meets Karla, a young Dutch woman in her twenties who has been waiting to find the ideal companion to accompany her on the fabled hippie trail to Nepal. Together with their fellow travellers, they embark on a trip aboard the Magic Bus, heading across Europe and Central Asia to Kathmandu.

For everyone, the journey is transformative. For Paulo and Karla it is a life-defining love story that leads to choices that will set the course of the rest of their lives.

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143794110

    October 1, 2018

    Hamish Hamilton Australia

    RRP $37.00

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  • EBook

    9781760144562

    September 26, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
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  • Audio Download

    9780143795520

    September 26, 2018

    Penguin AU Audio Adult

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    • Audible
    • Google Play

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