Maria, a beautiful brazilian girl from a small village, is heartbroken and decides to visit Switzerland. There she works in a night club, also tries modelling but was Unsuccessful. She mets an Arab man who was Mesmerized by her beauty and offers her 1000 francs for a night. She accepted the offer as she was out of money. Gradually she decided to become a Prostitute. She mets Milan, owner of a famous club Rue de berne and joins the club as a prostitute. Soon, she becomes famous and other girls envied her. She focused on money and closed all the doors for love. She mets a painter,Ralf, and starts to fall in love. Maria, learns about sacred sex, that is loving and owing someone's soul. Now, in this dilemma of her love towards Ralf and her Fantasies,she decides to head back home. During her journey as a prostitute she learns that it only take 11 minutes for a person to have sex and hence the book is named. The book contains strong scenes of sex,pleasure, BDSM, masturbation etc. Since I am In love with paulo coelho's writing, I found the plot is very strong and characters are well built.