THE LONG HAUL
Soft Skull Press, 2003
The Long Haul, Amanda Stern’s debut novel, is about a mismatched, codependent young couple forced to come to terms with their static relationship as they traverse the frozen landscape between upstate New York and Manhattan.
An ice storm, a kidnapping, and a break-in play key roles in their increasingly surreal voyage toward self-discovery and sacrifice. This haunting novel draws comparisons to Buffalo 66 and Jesus’ Son.