Celebrated Brazilian author Paulo Coelhos new novel "Adultery", dealing with the blurred lines between love and infatuation, adventure and self-sabotage, will hit book stores in August.
Susan Sandon, managing director of Cornerstone Publishing, has acquired rights to "Adultery", acting on behalf of Hutchinson at Cornerstone, Hamish Hamilton in Australia and New Zealand, and Random House India.
The six figure acquisition, with separate deals for each territory, was struck with Monica R Antunes of Sant Jordi Asociados Literary Agency who represents Coelho.
"Adultery" will be published this August simultaneously with Knopf in the US.
According to the publishers, "Adultery" is a thought-provoking novel about the blurred lines between love and infatuation, adventure and self-sabotage.
"Linda is happily married to a wealthy man, has two children and works as a journalist - she knows she is lucky which only makes her unhappiness more confusing. While being afraid of change, she is also terrified of life continuing as it is.
"A meeting with a politician, and ex-boyfriend, ignites a side of her she thought had been shut-down with far-reaching consequences for everyone. The inspirational message for the reader is that you need to discover the passion in the life you have, not the life you imagine," the book's blurb says.
Meru Gokhale, editorial director at Vintage, Random House India says, "We are absolutely delighted to be publishing Paulo Coelho in India. He is a writer who is cherished by millions of Indian readers for his unique style, insight and wisdom."
According to Jocasta Hamilton, publishing director at Hutchinson, "Paulo Coelho is one of a handful of authors who can claim to have touched the lives of millions and this book will speak to everyone and anyone who has ever wondered 'is this it?'."
Coelho has sold more than 150 million books worldwide including many international best sellers like "The Alchemist", "Aleph", "Eleven Minutes" and "The Pilgrimage".
His work is published in 80 languages and he is one of the most translated authors in the world. He also has an enormous digital media presence with over 17 million Facebook fans and 9 million followers on Twitter.