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 15, 2016

Cambridge Icon: The 1983 Volvo 240 Wagon

Back in the day nothing said " Professor" like a Volvo wagon. They were rigorous, they were logical, they made sense. Volvos are a different tribe theses days, much fancier, and you don't see many of this era around Cambridge. But the ones you do see look like they've been cared-for in only an after-thoughtish, absentminded way, sort of the way graduate students are used and abused. They were tough, hardy cars. I'm guessing but I would say this one is maybe an '83?

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