Who Is Vera Kelly? (Paperback)

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Set in Buenos Aires during the 1966 Argentine Revolution, Who Is Vera Kelly? follows an intrepid young CIA operative put in charge of infiltrating a group of Marxist college students, armed with only a recording device and her instinctive wits about her. Rosalie Knecht paints a tense Buenos Aires vividly, while presenting Vera's origin story in vignettes throughout the novel, from teenage rebellion in Maryland to sexual self discovery in underground Brooklyn jazz clubs as a closeted lesbian. The end result is a cold war novel worthy of a spot next to Le Carre, Furst and Ambler on any bookshelf and will have you wondering what's next for Vera Kelly.

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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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781947793019
ISBN-10: 1947793012
Publisher: Tin House Books
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English