Visitation Street

Visitation Street

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Chosen by Denis Lehane for his eponymous imprint, Ivy Pochoda’s Visitation Street is a riveting literary mystery set against the rough-hewn backdrop of the New York waterfront in Red Hook.

It’s summertime in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue-collar dockside neighborhood. June and Val, two fifteen-year-olds, take a raft out onto the bay at night to see what they can see.

And then they disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore; semi-conscious in the weeds.

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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.

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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: Dennis Lehane Books/Ecco (July 09, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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