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.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Travelling Light by Peter Behrens

Travelling Light, (Canadian spelling!--and The New Yorker) my new short story collection, is being published this month by House of Anansi. You might recognize the cover photo, by Jarrod McCabe, from a series of AL posts that ran Dec 2011-Jan 2012: JM's photographic essay on his winter road trip from Montana to Massachusetts in a brand-new/old F250.  
  The first story in the book is called "Civil Wars" and you can read it here. The first Travelling Light newspaper review apeared in Friday's Toronto Star. Also a review in the May issue of Quill & Quire
  The book ought to be available this week from Canada's wonderful & crucial independent booksellers  and online from and Chapters/Indigo (they both will ship orders to the US.)  Travelling Light is downloadable from iTunes
  The only SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS are available from Betsy's Sunflower in Brooklin, Maine (207) 359-5030

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