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Credit: Justin Nowell Ivy PochodaWednesday, 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.