By Christopher McKittrick
Five years after he graduated from college, a twenty-seven year old editor at a pretentious New York magazine comes to the realization that he is disillusioned with his life. By taking an unintended chance, he escapes his daily routine for an alcohol-soaked weekend in Montauk, Long Island.
As an approaching late season tropical storm engulfs the seaside resort town, he considers the roots of his once-close family and his loss of connection with them, especially since the death of his father a year ago. He meets others who are also sitting out the storm and tries to find a human connection with each of them while he refuses to stop trying to fulfill his unrealized dream of climbing the steps of the famous Montauk Lighthouse.
Alternately humorous and poignant, Montauk reflects the unsettled feeling of growing up in the suburbs and the career aimlessness of post-college life in a narrative though is relatable to readers of any background.
Imprint: Vagabondage Press
BISAC: Fiction / Coming of Age
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