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Eleanor E. Murphy Book Club: Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda

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.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Visitation Street
Author: 
Ivy Pochoda
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/9780062249890/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
9780062249890
Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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