The alchemist is a self-discovery fiction book written by Paulo Coelho published in 1988. Originally it was written in Portugese, it has been translated into 70 languages, as of 2017. It has been on the New York Times Best seller list for 5 years straight. This book has sold over 65 million copies. It is also listed under Wikipedia’s list of best selling books.
In a biosphere emaciated by human faults of greed, ignorance, lies, cowardice, and unnecessary aggression, a new society has arisen. From the brink of disaster, humanity has modernised itself in a future version of Chicago, split into five factions that sustain and live by a single core value.