Service95 Recommends this eye-opening novel Montauk by Max Frisch. A novel that explores love, identity, and the passage of time against the backdrop of a picturesque coastal retreat. Explore Montauk and other suggestions with Service95 Recommends today!
What we say: Montauk follows the story of a protagonist who stumbles upon a diary in an abandoned attic of a beach house. The diary unveils a haunting love story that spans across generations. The protagonist sets out to uncover the truth behind the tale, encountering eccentric locals and discovering forgotten stories that are intricately woven into the idyllic landscapes of Montauk. This novel is a compelling narrative that urges readers to explore the complexities of the human experience.
What they say: “In this spectacular melancholic novel Max Frisch perfects the art of understatement. His casual itemisation of betrayals and losses is, at first, dry and brilliantly done. Slowly, statements like 'he was a friend of ours', turn into bitter accusations and Montauk, the autobiography of a brief vacation becomes a quiet and hugely subtle rendering of love's terrible disappointments. You will not be able to get this account of acceptance out of your mind” - Michael Silverblatt
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