|summary=After the tragic disappearance of fifteen year old June the community of Red Hook try to continue with their lives. This is a fantastically absorbing tale in which characters, emotions and locations are written dazzlingly.
Red Hook, Brooklyn and it is blisteringly hot. Two fifteen year old girls decide the best and most exciting way to cool off is to take a small inflatable raft on to the river. The next morning one of the girls is found unconscious and washed ashore with no memory of what happened in the river and the other girl is nowhere to be found. This becomes a big local story and the survivor, saviour and community have to deal with the loss in their different ways.