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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15: Marfa & Maine

The big story of the week here is the release of the truck from its winter storage in a barn--actually, it has been locked up since we left for The Netherlands last August. A 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15, with a Chevrolet tailgate. Charged the battery yesterday. Today she fired up with a snort and rumble. Maybe I'll post some photographs tomorrow. Here are a few from Texas, where we found the truck  sitting in Bee Pierce's lot one morning, a few years back. She was originally sold by Casner Motors in Marfa, Texas in 1975 and spent most of her life in Presidio County...

but now she lives in Maine.

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