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, April 30, 2015

CARRY ME: The world of the novel

HHB born in this house, Isle of Wight, 1910
The world of a novel. My new novel CARRY ME  will be published in the US (Pantheon) and Canada (House of Anansi) in March 2016. (It will be published in France by Philippe-Rey, Paris). The story unfolds 1914-38 in England, Ireland, Germany, Rotterdam, New York, and on the Llano Estacado in Texas and New Mexico. Photos from the family file were part of the inspiration for the book.


Hiking party, Taunus hills, 1925
 IG Farben Headquarters, now Goethe University-Frankfurt

Klinger School, Frankfurt
PHB brought HHB's 1938 passport back to Rotterdam, 75 years later

Rotterdam, the boat for New York
Lllano estacado, New Mexico

The Römer, Frankfurt

HBB, Geisebrechtstrasse, Berlin

Llano Estacado, New Mexico
Llano Estacado, New Mexico

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