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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

1955 Mercury M-350 and other one-ton pickups for sale

  from Alex Emond in southern Saskatchewan:
"In my two month hiatus out in Ponteix, Sask., this spring, I just kept running into old trucks . The country is crawling with them. So don't be alarmed if I have to keep sending you pictures . I was driving around more this trip , with the luxury of time. There's a whole lotta nothing worth seeing. Most people are skeptics, but I find some little pockets that are stunning and I like the spare, half-empty vibe of so many of the towns . 
Up in a little semi-former village of Gouldtown is a house with a row of shiny fixed up trucks, ranging from the late 40's to the late 50's . Mostly one-ton trucks with power take off dump truck beds in them. I met the guy, a retired mechanic who moved out from Nova Scotia to find a dry climate. He fixes these old trucks up and sells them... prices ranging from $2500 to &3500. Cheap like Borscht . He can't resist painting them . Gouldtown is north of the Trans Canada Hwy. just south of Lake Diefenbaker."AE
ps the green machine was already spoken for , sold at $ 3500 

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