My old Banff compañero Alex Emond lives part-time in the near-ghost town of Ponteix, Sask. Alex has always had an eye for beauty. He was the first person who told me about the Kootenay Plains. He's a watercolourist who has worked in the Canadian Rockies (we call them “The Rockies”) most of his life, but the high dry plains of south Saskatchewan seem to be capturing his eye these days. Sky and light. And old cars. When I first met him (35 years ago!?) Alex had a peppermint green Rambler Station wagon with a little chrome businessman, carrying a briefcase, for a hood ornament.
- 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 www.peterbehrens.org 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.