Credit: Justin Nowell 

Ivy Pochoda

Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Visitation Street

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.

Ivy Pochoda is also the author of the novel The Art of Disappearing. A former professional squash player, she now works as a ghostwriter. She was the 2009 James Merrill House Writer in Residence. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park