Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.


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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Monday, March 12, 2012

First Aid Kit, "Emmylou" & an Advanced Design Chevrolet

This from our correspondent in the Prairie provinces, the painter Alex Emond:

         "Saw this Chevrolet just off the highway in Dunmore, Alberta, fifteen minutes east of Medicine Hat. One can only imagine the reasons for painting the grill, etc. the same colour as your wife's toenails. Some combination of alcohol and an extra Y chromosome.
Still, it's not in bad shape; and paint can be changed. It looks a lot like your old ride
          "If you are in the mood for a Swedish sister act--and who isn't--check out the group "First Aid Kit" and watch/listen to "Emmylou" on yer Youtube .  
Remarkable harmony and a refreshing absence of vanity. It's a fine song." --AE

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