Who Is Vera Kelly?

By Rosalie Knecht
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06/12/2018 unabridged
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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 coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? introduces an original, wry, and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.

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Summary

Summary

An Audible Pick of Most Anticipated Listens for Spring

A Huffington Post Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

A BookRiot Pick of Most Anticipated Novels of 2018

A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A tangled, atmospheric story that gradually builds suspense to a satisfyingly surprising denouement.” Booklist
“Sardonic, intelligent, and thrillingly original. I loved this book and I loved Vera. Read this book right now!” Courtney Maum, author of I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
“A buzzing, smoky, gin-soaked charmer.” Library Journal
“The character [listeners] have been waiting for. A riveting, satisfying novel.” Kirkus Reviews
“In Who Is Vera Kelly?, Rosalie Knecht has created a truly fresh and original take on the spy novel, full of suspense and surprise and beautifully observed details of its Cold War setting. Best of all is Vera herself, a memorable heroine who seems destined to become an icon of the genre. This is a remarkable and wonderful book!” Dan Chaon, New York Times bestselling author
Who Is Vera Kelly? is the twisty, literary, woman-driven spy novel you’ve always wanted to read…Knecht is a sensitive and gifted writer with a lyrical voice that imbues this dazzling novel with unexpected emotional depth.” Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Rosalie Knecht

Rosalie Knecht is a social worker in New York City and was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She is the translator of Cesar Aira’s The Seamstress and the Wind and has been a Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow and a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Argentina. She has been published in Stonecutter and the New York Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English