Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda audiobook

Visitation Street

By Ivy Pochoda
Read by Ray Porter

HarperAudio, HarperCollins Publishers 9780062249890
9.54 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Chosen by Dennis 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.

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Summary

Summary

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of July 2013

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award, November 2013

Selected for the Fall 2013 Barnes & Noble Discover Award

A 2013 Library Journal Editor’s Pick

Chosen by Dennis 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rich with characters and mood…Red Hook itself feels like a character-hard-worn, isolated from the rest of New York, left behind and forgotten.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Exquisitely written, Pochoda’s poignant second novel examines how residents of Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood deal with grief, urban development, loss, and teenage angst.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gritty and magical, filled with mystery, poetry and pain, Ivy Pochoda’s voice recalls Richard Price, Junot Diaz, and even Alice Sebold, yet it’s indelibly her own.” Dennis Lehane

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Author

Author Bio: Ivy Pochoda

Author Bio: Ivy Pochoda

Ivy Pochoda is the author of Wonder Valley and The Art of Disappearing. She grew up in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York, and lived in Red Hook for several years. She attended Harvard University, where she studied classical Greek. She also holds an MFA from Bennington College.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English