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Who Is Vera Kelly? (Paperback)

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Growing up queer in the 50s, being a spy in 60s Buenos Aires. I loved Vera from page 1. An unprecedented kind of spy novel. More like this, please, I didn't want it to end! [Tanya]

— From Who Is Vera Kelly?

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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? introduces an original, wry and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.

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