Who Is Vera Kelly?

Who Is Vera Kelly?

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition.
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"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? is a novel that introduces an original, wry and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2018.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781947793019
1947793012
Branch Call Number: FIC KNECHT
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 22 cm

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brangwinn
Jul 07, 2018

Here’s a wonderful new spy, one who makes her presence known in the mid-60’s Buenos Aires during the season of coups. She’s CIA, and her role becomes much more challenging than she expects, including a hair-raising escape. I hope to see Vera leave her retirement and come back for more intrigue.

JCLGreggW Apr 22, 2018

A smoldering Cold War spy thriller-slash-character study set in the early 1960s about a young woman working in Argentina for the CIA - and what happened to land her there. Compelling in the best of ways and the plot never takes the easy way out. Knecht makes Buenos Aries on the verge of a military coup feel languid and simmering at the same time.

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