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, May 21, 2015

Louis DeSoto and the GMC Cahuilla

from Michael Moore, in California: "We were doing a sculpture install in Santa Rosa on Tuesday when Lewis DeSoto turned up in his 4x4 3/4 ton [nominally GMC] Cahuilla, an immaculate piece of conceptual art which also serves as his work truck.
Neither pictures, nor my words, can begin to do it [or his practice] justice.  As an aside, he is of Cahuilla ancestry, and a couple his uncles ran an auto body shop in San Bernadino, where he grew up;
…anyway, I think the link will lead you to the website showing his automotive works [he does a lot more, and varied, stuff]; check it out.  The truck was immaculate, and a trip."--MSM

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