Who Is Vera Kelly?

Who Is Vera Kelly?

by Rosalie Knecht

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Overview

An NPR Best Book of the Year


"Gripping, subtle, magnificently written."—The New York Times Book Review


"A delectable page-turner . . . Vera Kelly introduces a fascinating new spy to literature’s mystery canon—one we hope sticks around long beyond this snappy, intimate debut." —Entertainment Weekly

New York City, 1962. VeraKellyis struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station whenher quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA.


Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires.AsVerabecomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams. When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup,Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself.


An exhilarating page-turner and perceptive coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly?introduces an original, wry, and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947793019
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 199,595
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

RosalieKnechtis a social worker in New York City and was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She is the translator of Cesar Aira'sThe Seamstress and the Windand a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow. Her debut novel,Relief
Map,was published by Tin House Books in 2016.

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