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 22, 2014

Lubbock Architecture's 1970 Plymouth & Llano Estacado

Over the last year or so I've done a few Autoliterate posts on Llano Estacado. So you know I'm obsessed with that West Texas/eastern New Mexico high plains region. One way of working through an obsession is writing a novel. My third novel "Karin"-- which will be out in Fall 2015 in US & Canada --is a Llano Novel (though mostly set in Frankfurt Germany in the 1930s). Some key chapters happen in and just west of Lubbock. If you're wondering about the connection between nazified Frankfurt and West Texas, check this post.
I'm trying to ID this car: I'd say Plymouth Fury III, 1970. Stylish machine. That avacado-ish green was the tone poem of the Seventies. My Maine/Marfa truck is painted in a close but slightly different  shade. Track the Plymouth on Lubbock Architecture's Facebook page. (My novel also happens to feature a Plymouth out on the Llano).

1 comment:

  1. Its a 1969 Fury. The first year of the fuselage style. And tell that person to get off the hood! It ain't a couch!