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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Brooklin, Maine, United States
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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The car shop on Naskeag Road

     ©William Geisler 2011

Shawn McKay's garage is called Affordable Performance. Shawn's a superb mechanic. Another great thing about his shop is its remote location, out with the ospreys, the herring gulls, and the sea-fog on Naskeag Point Road, in Brooklin, Maine. It is about as far from a Gasoline Alley-type situation as you could imagine. But it's not unusual to find skillful independant craftsmen like Shawn salted away on the Maine backroads.
             I think that's my 850 in the bay. (Both photographs ©William Geisler 2011)
©2011 William Geisler

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