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 21, 2015

1975 Ford F-100 Explorer

Confession: I never liked fancy trucks. They remind me of slicked-up ranch boys getting into fights with each other in the Sundre Hotel beer parlor, on Saturday nights in July, haying season. So this truck isn't my cup of tea. But you have to respect a 40 year old vehicle that carries its years so gracefully. Though maybe "graceful" doesn't quite suit that paint, those stripes, and those tartan seats. Anyway, a pretty nice truck with a fancy factory package, for those who lust after such things. Going up for auction at Owls Head this Saturday, August 22

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