My Life in CIA
Through a series of improbable coincidences, in the early 1970s Harry Mathews, then living in France, was commonly reputed to be a CIA agent. Even his closest friends had their suspicions, which were only reinforced each time he tried to deny such a connection. With growing frustration at his inability to make anyone believe him, Mathews decided to act the part.
My Life in CIA documents Mathews's experiences as a would-be spy during 1973, where amid charged world events—the coup in Chile, Watergate, the ending of the Vietnam War—he found himself engaged in a game that took sinister twists as various foreign agencies were interested in him for their own dubious purposes. Harry Mathews has turned these strange events into a spellbinding thriller that relentlessly blurs the line between fact and fiction.
Title My Life in CIA
Author Harry Mathews
Title First Published 01 May 2005
Nb of pages 249 p.
Publication Date 01 May 2005
Nb of pages 249
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in.
List Price $13.95
It's outrageous that an educated man and a gifted writer like Mr. Mathews could make such a public confession of such shameful activities. -Q. Kuhlmann, author of The Eye of Anguish: Subversive Activity in the German Democratic Republic
This is an honest account by someone (he seems at the time to have been a bit of a ne'er-do-well) who tried to play spy without knowing what the word meant and landed himself in boiling-hot water. The book, which is as exciting as any novel, proves a useful moral: leave this business to the pros. -Colonel Raymond Russell (ret.) Counterintelligence Corps, U.S. Army
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