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.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Salesman & the '64 Rambler: The Last Ride

Autoliterate: "I remember that chrome salesman marching off to work on the Rambler. Do you have a photograph of him on the car?"

AE: "Frayed knot , Peter. I'll send you a shot of it's last voyage ...being towed by Blake out to the compound [in Banff]. It wasn't running or registered and the place where I had been storing it kicked me out ...I was broke and decided to let it go. That was a mistake, but we all live with a few regrets. Wish I still had it. I had just removed the ornament."
Both photographs Alex Emond ©2012

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