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.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Pipes are Calling (from Saskatchewan):1946 Dodge Truck

From Alex Emond in Mossback, Saskatchewan, on the Canadian Prairies: 'I sent pictures of this truck a couple of years ago. It's a little further along now. Maybe it just needs a front bumper , or maybe it don't need no stinking bumpers.
"Oh Danny Boy , the "pipes " , the "pipes " are callin'". You can hear this thing coming. I like it. Gets about 2 miles to the gallon, frightens small children and even the cops leave this guy alone. All it's missing is a Gatlin Gun and some "angry woodpecker" mudflaps. I'd have to give it a 7.3 for style and an 8 for patina. Your thoughts? Cheers--"AE

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