Summer Author Series – The Lost Boys of Montauk by Amanda M. Fairbanks
Summer Author Series: Amanda M. Fairbanks
Join us as Ocean House owner and author, Deborah Goodrich Royce hosts a conversation with our featured author. This week, author Amanda M. Fairbanks will be discussing (and signing) her newly published non-fiction title: The Lost Boys of Montauk. Refreshments will be served, including wine and light bites!
Please note, tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable. A copy of their book, from Savoy Bookshop & Cafe, is included in the cost of the ticket.
About The Lost Boys of Montauk:
An immersive account of a tragedy at sea whose repercussions haunt its survivors to this day, lauded by New York Times bestselling author Ron Suskind as “an honest and touching book, and a hell of a story.”
In March of 1984, the commercial fishing boat Wind Blown left Montauk Harbor on what should have been a routine offshore voyage. Its captain, a married father of three young boys, was the boat’s owner and leader of the four-man crew, which included two locals and the blue-blooded son of a well-to-do summer family. After a week at sea, the weather suddenly turned, and the foursome collided with a nor’easter. They soon found themselves in the fight of their lives. Tragically, it was a fight they lost. Neither the boat nor the bodies of the men were ever recovered. The downing of the Wind Blown has since become interwoven with the local folklore of the East End’s year-round population. Its tragic fate will never be forgotten.
In this “riveting man-vs.-nature story and compelling tribute to those who perished” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), journalist Amanda M. Fairbanks seeks out the reasons why an event more than three decades old remains so startlingly vivid in people’s minds. She explores the ways in which deep, lasting grief can alter people’s memories. And she shines a light on the powerful and sometimes painful dynamics between fathers and sons, as well as the secrets that can haunt families from beyond the grave.