In The Archer we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with
a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, and the boy who
comes searching for him. The boy has many questions, and in answering them
Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenets of a meaningful life. Paulo
Coelho's story suggests that living without a connection between action and
soul cannot fulfil, that a life constricted by a fear of rejection or failure is not a life
worth living. Instead, one must take risks, build courage and embrace the
unexpected journey fate has to offer.
With the wisdom, generosity, simplicity and grace that have made him an
international bestseller, Paulo Coelho provides the framework for a rewarding life:
hard work, passion, purpose, thoughtfulness, the willingness to fail and the urge
to make a difference.