The Lost Boys of Montauk by Amanda M. Fairbanks audiobook

The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind

By Amanda M. Fairbanks

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982103231
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    Available on 05/25/2021

    ISBN: 9781797125480

In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Perfect Storm and the bestselling investigative works of Jon Krakauer, a riveting account of a 1984 tragedy at sea and how the repercussions still haunt the town of Montauk to this day. In March 1984, the Wind Blown, a commercial fishing boat, left Montauk Harbor on what should have been a routine voyage. Its four-man crew—two locals, and two sons of the wealthy gentry that make up the Hampton’s tony summer population—had no idea they would soon be facing hurricane-force winds as a Nor’easter put them in a fight for their lives. Sadly, it was a fight they lost. Neither the boat nor the bodies were ever recovered. As the second-worst nautical disaster suffered by a Montauk-based fishing vessel in over a hundred years, the fate of the Wind Blown has become interwoven with the local folklore of the East End’s year-round population. It has evolved beyond a tragic story of four men lost at sea into a universal tale of family, brotherhood, and what happens when the interests of the affluent and working-class families collide. With profound insight and unerring respect, journalist Amanda Fairbanks recounts the lead-up to the tragedy and delves into questions that have haunted the community for more than thirty years: What happens to a community’s working class when money—the kind that can buy a twenty million dollar beachfront home, or pay the initiation fee for entry into an elite golf club—takes over? Why does an event more than three decades old remain so vivid in people’s minds? And how does grief alter people’s memories? Discover a bygone era of Montauk—when it was still possible for fishermen to make an honest living from the sea and before Wall Street and hedge fund money transformed the South Fork into a paradise for those who can afford it, and a lifelong struggle for those who cannot. Captivating and powerful, The Lost Boys of Montauk explores one of the most important questions we face as humans: how do memories of the dead inform the lives of those left behind?

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Summary

In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Perfect Storm and the bestselling investigative works of Jon Krakauer, a riveting account of a 1984 tragedy at sea and how the repercussions still haunt the town of Montauk to this day.

In March 1984, the Wind Blown, a commercial fishing boat, left Montauk Harbor on what should have been a routine voyage. Its four-man crew—two locals, and two sons of the wealthy gentry that make up the Hampton’s tony summer population—had no idea they would soon be facing hurricane-force winds as a Nor’easter put them in a fight for their lives.

Sadly, it was a fight they lost. Neither the boat nor the bodies were ever recovered.

As the second-worst nautical disaster suffered by a Montauk-based fishing vessel in over a hundred years, the fate of the Wind Blown has become interwoven with the local folklore of the East End’s year-round population. It has evolved beyond a tragic story of four men lost at sea into a universal tale of family, brotherhood, and what happens when the interests of the affluent and working-class families collide.

With profound insight and unerring respect, journalist Amanda Fairbanks recounts the lead-up to the tragedy and delves into questions that have haunted the community for more than thirty years: What happens to a community’s working class when money—the kind that can buy a twenty million dollar beachfront home, or pay the initiation fee for entry into an elite golf club—takes over? Why does an event more than three decades old remain so vivid in people’s minds? And how does grief alter people’s memories?

Discover a bygone era of Montauk—when it was still possible for fishermen to make an honest living from the sea and before Wall Street and hedge fund money transformed the South Fork into a paradise for those who can afford it, and a lifelong struggle for those who cannot. Captivating and powerful, The Lost Boys of Montauk explores one of the most important questions we face as humans: how do memories of the dead inform the lives of those left behind?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Lost Boys of Montauk is riveting. Combining gorgeous prose and exhaustive research, Fairbanks paints a fascinating portrait of a shipwreck and its aftermath. It’s a complex tale of class divides in the Hamptons, of grief, passion, memory, and youth…A must-read.” J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English