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, November 19, 2012

1976 GMC

My favourite season in Maine is what everyone else calls Mud Season: April. Which is muddy, to be sure. I call it Bare Season. Or Light Season. Because the daylight is coming on strong, and there are no leaves in the trees to suck the light. Luminous northern spring. Sure it rains. Even snows, sometimes. But it is a hopeful time. Speaking of hopeful: I have decided to think of November as a sort of early pre-spring. Which it is. Life cycle, etc. Anyway, all this a long warm-up or perhaps just an excuse to post another photo of my favorite truck, in Blue Hill Maine, last April.

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