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, May 21, 2011

Hector Sanchez and the Work-in-Progress

Hector Sanchez is a very talented guy who owns a small bodyshop and garage in Marfa, Texas. (I don't think there's a sign, but the shop's located just behind Mando's). Right now Hector is repainting our 1986 Custom Deluxe. When we bought the truck last winter, it wore an aged coat of primer. Underneath that it was schoolbus yellow: the truck had belonged to the local gas company fleet for most of its life. Hector is sanding everything down, and the truck will be repainted. White. Ricky Rojo will be overhauling the transmission, and we're looking forward to using the Custom Deluxe next winter in West Texas. No more rental cars!

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