Visitation Street

A Novel

    • 3.7 • 107 Ratings
    • $13.99
    • $13.99

Publisher Description

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.

This shocking event will echo through the lives of a diverse cast of Red Hook residents. Fadi, the Lebanese bodega owner, hopes that his shop will be the place to share neighborhood news and troll for information about June’s disappearance. Cree, just beginning to pull it together after his father’s murder, unwittingly makes himself the chief suspect, but an enigmatic and elusive guardian is determined to keep him safe.

Val contends with the shadow of her missing friend and a truth she buries deep inside. Her teacher Jonathan, a Julliard School dropout and barfly, wrestles with dashed dreams and a past riddled with tragic sins.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2013
July 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Dennis Lehane Books/Ecco
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

AnnieT25 ,

Visitation street

The book brought back memories of my childhood in Brooklyn. The way the author tells the story you can believe you are there in this place. Good story, very believable.

Relwood ,

Big letdown

The story started off well and I read through the first few chapters quickly. However, what began as an great plot with fairly interesting characters turned into a very convoluted story trying to tell too many stories with not enough finesse. So many random stories were started and then never resolved, or even really addressed. Characters are developed well in the beginning and then get lost among the multiple, confused storylines. Not a book I would recommend.

NYCJenster ,

Dark

This is well-written, but a bit dark and depressing. Smart but took awhile to get in to..

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