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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Brooklin, Maine, United States
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.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Blue Hill Mercedes Benz 320SE

I'm deep in writing my third novel...along with solo wrangling of the 7-year-old this week while BB is working in NYC. Something had to give, and it meant neglecting the blog this week. Apologies. The novel is set in Germany, mostly... Weimar Germany of the Twenties, Nazi Germany of the Thirties. Parts are also set in Ireland, on the Isle of Wight (England), London during WWI...and I'm hoping to write the chapter set in West Texas/Eastern New Mexico when I'm out there in September. Meanwhile my head's been in Germany--I'm re-reading le Carre's A Small Town in Germany, which has nothing to do with my period--it's set in Cold War-era Bonn--but it is the book that happened to come my way this week, and I'm enjoying it. Also enjoyed this handsome Benz coupe, in Blue Hill (Maine) this afternoon. Kind of a black-and-white day on the Maine coast, after a very blue couple of weeks.

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