OCEAN HOUSE: Summer Author Series Presents Amanda Fairbanks (The Lost Boys of Montauk)

Summer Author Series Amanda Fairbanks

Welcome to the Summer Author Series at the Ocean House featuring Amanda Fairbanks for the new book The Lost Boys of Montauk

Tickets to this event are $25.00 (plus taxes and service charge) and can be purchased by clicking the link below. Each ticket will include a copy of the event book.

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Lost Boys of Montauk book coverAbout the Book

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.

About the Author

Amanda M. Fairbanks is a journalist and author of The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the East Hampton Star. A graduate of Smith College and a former Teach for America corps member, she has two master’s degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The California native lives with her family in Sag Harbor. She is currently at work on her second nonfiction book.

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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 Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982103248
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
Published: Gallery Books - May 17th, 2022

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.


Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Ocean House
1 Bluff Ave
Westerly, RI 02891