Visitation Street

Visitation Street

Book - 2013
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Bored and listless, 15-year-old June and Val are looking for some fun. 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.
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2013.
ISBN: 9781444778250
Characteristics: 306 p. : map ; 24 cm.

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ScorchingSun
Mar 31, 2017

At page 68: I don't have the stamina to keep reading.
Author writes very well, descriptive and poetic. It was a pleasure to read about each character's individual story, their feelings, fears and dreams.
But it seemed more like a collection of aimless short stories with no point in sight.

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CMLibrary_lturner
Feb 29, 2016

It’s summer. They’re 15-years-olds. And they’re restless. Red Hook, Brooklyn residents June and `Val` decide an evening raft outing is a ticket to fun. How wrong. Sometime later, a teacher and musician Jonathan discovers Val who is unconscious by the water. And she`s alone. A hospital stay and recover time don`t change the distributing facts: June has disappeared and Valerie has no memory of what happened to her. The contemplative novel follows a few in the community impacted by the missing teen including a college-bound young man and witness of the evening named Cree and bodega owner Fadi who writes about missing June in his self-styled community newsletter. The diverse community is placed under a close lens for reactions and responses to the missing person.

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Pisinga
Dec 04, 2014

I didn't like it too much at the beginning. But with each read page I could start to feel characters more and more like real human beings.

onedirectioner Oct 16, 2014

so good....

mrsgail5756 Jan 08, 2014

A very good book. Not to be missed.

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italophile
Jan 04, 2014

306 pp.

ChristchurchLib Dec 02, 2013

Comparisons have been made to Dennis Lehane for this first novel. It’s set in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a depressed waterfront community. It’s a mystery (two girls venture out on a raft one night and only one returns) but it’s a subtle one and the portrait of a rundown community just managing to get by is convincing and memorable.

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BlueHippo
Nov 12, 2013

This was good, but not outstanding. An interesting set-up and well-developed characters.

Beadyida Oct 25, 2013

I enjoyed this book so much that I am taking the time to rate it. The writing reminds me of a John Steinbeck novel with interesting characters. The story is rich but very relatable to today's issues.

I returned the book today and miss it already.

emily8 Sep 07, 2013

write more books - absolutely reco-
mmend this book from 16 to whatever age - terrific beginning of a career from former squash player - thanks Ivy

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