Shift Happens: breakdowns during life's long hauls (Paperback)

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Genger writes with a poet's heart, a truck driver's focus, and a tourist's eye. She transports us across America's breathtaking landscapes and urban blight all while trying to stay sober and neutralize her own demons. I'm glad I went along for the ride.

-- Neil Tarpey, author of Flashes of Lightning

Out of desperation to escape the confines of her small Northern California town, Genger breaks every rule of her 1970s social class, gender, and upbringing to become a long-haul truck driver. Shift Happens will make you laugh, cringe, and celebrate as Margot navigates the underground life of long-haul truck driving with 11 different driving partners. She criss-crosses the U.S. delivering everything from Hustler Magazines to Washington State apples -- sees both the beauty and the meanness that is America -- and eventually realizes what she values in 'home'. -- Susan Bennett, PhD, English Professor Emeritus

A compelling, brutally honest story of self-discovery, Shift Happens is a brilliant portrayal of a woman at the brink. -- Jon Humboldt Gates, author of Night Crossings



Product Details
ISBN: 9780999632505
ISBN-10: 0999632507
Publisher: Margot Jarvis Genger
Publication Date: April 6th, 2018
Pages: 338
Language: English