The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road


The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road

In the tradition of Anthony Bourdain and Linda Greenlaw, a long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab.

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a trucker. Since then he’s covered hundreds of thousands of miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Murphy whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. He tells funny, poignant, and haunting stories of the people he moves: a hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; a widow rushing her archaeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. Brimming with personality and great characters, The Long Haul explores the appeal of manual labor and shows what happens behind the scenes when we call the movers.

Details The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road

Title The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road
AuthorFinn Murphy
Release Date6th Jun 2017
PublisherW. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-100393608719
EAN9780393608717
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Pages256 pages
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