Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

1956 Dodge

Non-buyer's report from our man in Banff:
"The new owner has possession of the Dodge. I stopped by today and the seller's Dad told me that a liitle nudge over the phone got the dude to get over. I'm a little bummed. To make it seem like a bigger fish story ...the truck came with 3 milk crates full of new parts and 5 old but brand new Michelin tires  Art had, in reserve, a new spare fuel pump , water pump plugs etc etc. It was originally used by a Parks Canada plumber and he sold it to Art and it only had 63,000 miles in almost as many years. I could cry. I can only hope that , especially if I put the word out, in Ponteix (Sakatchewan, some old farmer might have a cherry in a shed. They are definitely out there and this near miss might be a prelude for something better.  The new rubber was worth a grand, and all the parts another grand ... the truck was free. SHIT."---A.E. 

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