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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vanlife, Banff.

From Alex Emond, in Banff: "I have been seeing more of these old slushy camper vans around town this year . Late 70's, mid eighties , almost 'beaters' but still roadworthy, with a bed, a stove, maybe a fridge. The money you spend on gas you might save on rent . Some super funky/ugly full size campers out there too. Banff has an extremely low vacancy rate, as far as finding a place to live goes, so a big old van works for some people for 3 of the four seasons . Anyway , feast your eyes. On one level they appeal to my warped sense of humour ... like seeing a really good " mullet " . Cheers , Alex"

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