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.

Monday, July 9, 2018

The finished van. Cushing, Maine

From Chrisso Rheault's piece in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors: "Maine is full of old farms with old barns, many with vans parked nearby. But on an old family farm in Cushing, two vans parked in the dooryard were not what they seemed, nor was the shop within the barn when I visited recently.
            "One van was a red Sprinter, the type found making deliveries all over the world, the other was a black GMC panel van, albeit with suspension changes and a window or two extra. Both are the work of Eli Ellis, a young Cushing native who has turned these standard examples of cargo carriers into something more special...."

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