Max Zorn arrives in New York to promote his latest novel. As he’s doing some readings, an old failed love reappears: 17 years ago he had a fling with Rebecca, a German expat. Montauk, at the far end of Long Island, was home to their passion. Max intended never to see her again, but when he learns that Rebecca is in town, he tries to get in touch with her. She decides to take him back to Montauk, a place of hope and regret.