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, December 5, 2013

Mercury Rising (The Mercury Truck)

From our man on the high plains of south Saskatchewan--
"Morning Peter. Mercury rising. Beat up as this truck looks, it is all there and reasonably undinged, if that's a word. It is just on the edge of town, waiting for Jay Leno to drive by and take pity on it."--ALEX EMOND

Autoliterate found a wonderful Canadian Mercury M-3 truck in Nova Scotia a couple years back. That truck had come out of Saskatchewan which, with its high, dry climate--and citizens who are farmer-mechanics and tinkerers--seems to be a retirement home for old metal.

1 comment:

  1. What is the name of this truck? How much did you buy it for?