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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Suburban For Sale

Autoliterate came across this 1988 Suburban parked by a West Texas highway with a For Sale sign on the windshield. 

If AL didn't already own two trucks of the era, we would have to consider buying it. But, since we do, we're not. Haven't been out that way for a couple of days now, but the truck may still be there. The engine appeared to be the tried & true 350. It's a 2WD truck. Paint looked original, and the rubber looked good. If you're interested, give the seller a call. (See below. Local area code is 432). It looked to us like a very strong machine that has probably spent its life in high, dry West Texas. (There's a San Angelo dealer emblem). No rust that we could see. Don't know the mechanicals, have not driven it, or started it, or spoken to the owner---but everything we saw was in excellent shape, and had been well maintained. Immaculate interior--it looked like no one had ever sat in the back seat(s). People who maintain the body and interior usually take good care of the internals (engine, trans., etc.) too.

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