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, May 20, 2013

1953 Mercury Monarch & 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 3500

 "I was pulling into this filling station at Cluny, Alberta on my drive over to Ponteix and here was this late 50's Mercury. Nothing fancy but a fine, handsome sled nevertheless. It looked like the restoration was decades old but she just keeps purring along. I took these shots from the driver's seat, otherwise I would have missed it. (Ed. note: Autoliterate found another Monarch in Vancouver last year. And a Mercury M-3 truck in Nova Scotia.)

"The super-clean diesel was at a red light, I got the shot from 6 feet away. The sound of the "stack" was muy macho. Later, AE"

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