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 www.peterbehrens.org 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.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ferrari. Porsche. Speedway. This is not a truck post.

Okay, I'm supposed to be on a book-tour, tirelessly promoting my new novel The O'Briens. And I am: I've been talking, reading, and selling The O'Briens for the past week in New Jersey, in Pennsylvania, and all around North Carolina. Heading to Toronto next, for a couple of book events on Wednesday and Thursday. But, thanks to some book guys who are also car guys, today I rode through the green hills from Winston-Salem to the Virginia International Raceway in this innocuous, totally bland, ho-hum, meek, bud-vase-friendly little econocar:


(Ferrari cognoscenti will already have identified a _ _ _.) More on the little red imposter next post. At VIR I was able to clock some race laps (riding shotgun) in this Porsche:


                                                                Ho-hum, another day in the book trade.


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