Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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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.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Italian Pickups and Don Culbertson

from Don Culbertson, the medical man of Marfa:
"During the summer of '13, I was looking for the European version of the quintessential truck. Trucks are a universal phenomenon because we all have to haul stuff.  Trucks tend to be larger then their neighbors on the road, they are rough handling, durable pack horses. Yet they are built to scale: trucks are small in Japan, grow some in Europe, finally make it big in Texas."--DC
[note: Don's Italians here. Others coming--ed.]
1. The classic Venice truck. 2. Near Bologna 3. Piedmonte  4, 5. Fiat Pickup. 6,7. Umbria

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