Magical Realism

Witch of Portobello

Paulo Coelho; translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

"Athena Khalil foresees civil war in her hometown, Beirut; moves to London; and finds ecstasy dancing to Siberian percussion beats. After traveling to Transylvania to meet her birth mother, a Gypsy, for the first time, she begins a spiritual quest of learning through teaching and off-the-cuff rituals to break routine. By dancing against the beat, Athena conjures Hagia Sofia, an alternate part of her who can speak with ghosts and see auras, and she prophesies for a growing audience.

9780061338816
Adult

Biographical Info:

 
 
Book Reviews:
 
 
 
Discussion Questions:
 
 
Other Information:
 
If you liked The Witch of Portobello, you may enjoy:
  •  Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart
  • The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
  • Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende