O Aleph by Paulo Coelho. Music by J S Bach.

O Aleph published in Brazil August 2010, shot straight to No One.

O Aleph published in Portutugal in February 2011, shot straight to No One.

Published as Elif in Turkey March 2011, shot straight to No One.

Available in English, September 2011.

In The Eight, which Elaine kindly gave me when I was in Istanbul for Paulo’s St Joseph Day party, we have a cameo appearance by J S Bach, where he speaks of music capturing space and time. To learn more, read The Eight, a semi-mystical novel by Katherine Neville.

Aleph, a point in space and time. Jorge Luis Borges describes it:

The Aleph was about two to three centimetres in diameter, but all of cosmic space was there, with no diminution in size. Each thing was infinite, because I could clearly see it from every point on the universe.

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