Heard of Mata Hari? The dancer, the spy and the traitor? Well, so-called traitor? Paulo Coelho creates a magical narrative of Mata Hari’s life, written in the form of a letter to her lawyer. She holds nothing back as she relates her life story from the time she is raped by her school principal when she was sixteen, to the time she is shot down by twelve men from the French army.
But first let’s get the basic details out of the way.
Name of the book: The Spy
Author: Paulo Coelho
Translated from Portuguese: Zoe Perry
Pages: 186 pages (Hardbound edition)
The basic story: