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.

Friday, July 8, 2016

LL Bean catalogue, Spring 1966

Maybe you remember the post about a photo shoot we did with LL Bean a few years back? They were recreating the covers of some catalogues from another era. This cover of the 2012 catalogue is now a poster in the LL Bean store in Ellsworth ME. I'm the sport in the kangol cap with the pipe; BB's the bouffant babe getting out of the Hairline wagon. (Damn autocorrect! they keep changing Fairlane to...) The wagon was beige, before they photoshopped it. Photoshopped the lake, too--the shoot was at a golf course on Mount Desert Island.
Nowadays a family like this would be in a motorhome the size of subway car. Or, more likely, they'd be at home, in their rooms, on their devices. 

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