Finn Murphy - 'The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road'

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he's covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road presents a  first-hand account of the changing landscape of American towns and tastes. This is a collection of poignant and witty stories about the American people, the manual labor of the moving industry, and above all, life on the road. Join us Saturday, October 28 at 2 pm to experience the life of all the men and women we pass every day. This book was a pick for the June 2017 Indie Next List. 

“Like priests, movers shepherd us through life’s transitions; like cowboys, truckers drive the roads we’ll never know. Both see America in ways the rest of us don’t. In The Long Haul, Murphy . . . bring[s] us into his semi-mythic world.”
- Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker

Event date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393608717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017

More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he's covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.