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. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her 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. As Vera becomes 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
Series: A Vera Kelly Story Series , #1
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 216,713
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Rosalie Knecht is the author of Who Is Vera Kelly? and Relief Map. She is the translator of César Aira's The Seamstress and the Wind (New Directions) and a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow. She resides in New York City.

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