Visitation Street

Visitation Street

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Summer in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an isolated blue-collar neighborhood where hipster gourmet supermarkets push against tired housing projects and the East River opens into the bay. Bored and listless, fifteen-year-olds June and Val are looking for fun. Forget the boys, the bottles, the coded whistles. Val wants to do something wild and a little crazy: take a raft out onto the bay. But on the water during the humid night, the girls disappear. Only Val survives, washing… (more)


Everyone thinks they know or understand his or her neighbors, which sometimes results in people putting on a façade for one another

Ivy Pochoda grew up in Brooklyn, New York in a house filled with books. She is the author of the novel The Art of Disappearing, which was published in 2009 by St. Martin’s Press. Visitation Street is her second novel.

Editorial reviews (6 reviews)

Ivy Pochoda’s Red Hook is composed of the sublime energy and small acts of kindness that arise out of displacement and necessity

A terrific story in the vein of Dennis Lehane's fiction.

The ending of Visitation Street is startling, honest and somewhat unpredictable; I can imagine that it will be vigorously discussed in readers’ groups, both online and in person. I look forward to more from Pochoda as well as from Lehane’s imprint.

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Book Details  

Publisher: HarperCollins (July 09, 2013)

Collection: Dennis Lehane Books/Ecco

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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