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Ivy Pochoda grew up in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn and lived in Red Hook for several years. She is the author of The Art of Disappearing. A former professional squash player, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Summer in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue collar neighbourhood where hipster gourmet supermarkets push against tired housing projects, and the East River opens into the bay. Bored and listless, fifteen-year-old June and Val are looking for some 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 out on the water, as the bright light of day gives way to darkness, the girls disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore semi-conscious in the weeds. June's shocking disappearance will reverberate in the lives of a diverse cast of Red Hook residents. Fadi, the Lebanese bodega owner, trolls for information about the crime. Cree, just beginning to pull it together after his father's murder, unwittingly makes himself the chief suspect - although an elusive guardian seems to have other plans for him. As Val emerges from the shadow of her missing friend, her teacher Jonathan, Juilliard drop-out and barfly, will be forced to confront a past riddled with tragic sins of omission.
Editada por Dennis Lehane, el prestigioso autor de 'Mystic River' y 'Shutter Island', 'Visitation Street' es una novela de misterio ambientada en un barrio obrero de Red Hook, en la costa neoyorkina. Durante una calurosa noche de verano, dos adolescentes deciden navegar en una balsa improvisada. Desaparecen en la baha, y solo encuentran, arrastrada por la corriente y seminconsciente, a una de ellas. Jonathan, el profesor de las chicas, tiene la misin de indagar y desenterrar los pecados y secretos ms profundos de la joven. A la manera de Richard Price y Zadie Smith, Ivy Pochoda tiene el don de expresar esos detalles llamativos que definen un barrio, una noche o una ciudad con unas pocas, pero precisas pinceladas. 'Visitation Street'es una novela absorbente en la que el lector se sumerge por completo en la atmsfera asfixiante creada por Ivy Pochoda. "e;Una maravilla de thriller literario de primera magnitud."e;Entertainment Weekly"e;Explora la respuesta de una comunidad a la tragedia con prosa cristalina, una dosis siniestra y un ojo observador de la fragilidad humana y su resistencia. Maravillosa."e;Deborah Harness, autora de "e;El descubrimiento de las brujas"e;"e;Poderosamente hermosa."e;New York Times Book Review"e;Personajes ricos, sorprendentes cambios de trama y de estados de nimo. Me encant."e;Lionel Shriver, autor de "e;Tenemos que hablar de Kevin"e;
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 ashore in the weeds, bruised and unconscious.This shocking event echoes through the lives of Red Hooks diverse residents. Fadi, the Lebanese bodega owner, hopes that his shop is a place to share neighborhood news, and he trolls for information about Junes disappearance. Cree, just beginning to pull it together after his fathers murder, unwittingly makes himself the chief suspect in the investigation, but an enigmatic and elusive guardian is determined to keep him safe. Val contends with the shadow of her missing friend and a truth shes buried deep inside. Her teacher Jonathan, a Juilliard dropout and barfly, wrestles with dashed dreams and a past riddled with tragic sins.In Visitation Street, Ivy Pochoda combines intensely vivid prose with breathtaking psychological insight to explore a cast of solitary souls, pulled by family, love, betrayal, and hope, who yearn for a chance to break free.