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 11, 2011

Another shameless book plug

Peter Behrens and a great summer read

Behrens (c) Ryan Goodrich.jpgIf you were trying to describe Peter Behrens' latest novel, you would use words like "sweeping" and "epic". "The O'Briens" takes us from 1887 to 1960, and across North America and back. It continues the saga of the family that Peter Behrens brought to life in his first novel, "The Law of Dreams".
Peter Behrens lives in Maine with his wife and young son. But he was born in Montreal so we can claim him as our own.
Elizabeth spoke to him when he came through town. We didn't have time to play the full interview on the show so we've posted it here for your listening pleasure!

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