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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

1945 Chevrolet, downsized

from Michael Moore: "The Big Surprise for my [I hesitate to admit it it but what the hell] 75th birthday was that Linda commissioned one [and only one] of these from Tony Esola, the jewelry/metal arts shop manager at CCA just before she herself retired; (See the original here--AL)

"...Handformed copper, patina’d with sterling silver accents, all interpolated from photos she brought him, somewhere between 1/43 and 1/24 scale...

"Holy shit, eh?

"Tony’s always had a car thing going…here, years ago, was his BFA project;

[these were tiny, tiny…the cards above them are postcard size.

But he also has a ’55 stepside he converted to fourwheel drive twenty years ago…and still drives.

Anyway, since we’re talkin’ miniatures here, this was some surprise.

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