Partly based on Paulo Coelho’s own experience. But why did Veronika decide to die?
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<<’I’ve written a book about a mental institution,’ I said to my 85-year-old father. ’It’s a fictional work, but there are a couple of pages where I speak as myself. It means going public about the time I spent in mental hospitals.’ My father looked me in the eye and said: ’Are you sure it won’t harm you in any way?’ ’Yes, I’m sure.’ ’Then go ahead. I’m tired of secrets’.>>