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 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.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

UAZ 452

from Guido Goluk: 'this photo was taken by my friend and cycling pal Djoen Tong Liem. It's a ferry across the River Irtish at Tobolsk, a fort founded by conqueror Yermak in the late 16th century to keep the Tatars out, and for a long time the capital of Siberia. The little truck on the right is the ubiquitous UAZ452, a model that has not been modified for the last 50 years. The Russians call it bukhanka (loaf of bread). The orange tanker truck, a Kamaz, was backed up onto the ferry straight from the river bank, no ramps, no quay, just directions yelled through a bull horn by the skipper'--GG

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