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Paulo Coelho

The Brazilian novelist, one of the world’s best-selling authors, on nostalgia for his hippie days and the forms that love takes

Your new novel, Hippie, is based on your experiences exploring South America and Europe in the 1970s. Why write this story now? We have lost the ability to hear what our neighbors have to say. We have polite conversations, but at the end of the day, we don’t hear them. There was a moment in time when we were full of hope and we

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