‘Spy Daughter, Queer Girl’: Part Memoir, Part Spy Thriller, Part Mini-History of Being Young and Gay in the ’80s

Leslie Absher’s new memoir Spy Daughter, Queer Girl isn’t a story about secrets, but rather a testament to what happens when one commits to unwinding those secrets. The very nature of memoir is to reveal and make vulnerable—which is a perfect subversion of another type of work: spying for the CIA.