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.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Border Country, Quebec/Vermont

West Berkshire, Vermont
I'm on the road every week this fall between Cambridge Mass. and Montreal where I'm the Mordecai Richler Writer in Residence at Concordia University. It's a five hour trip up I-93 and I-89 if I don't get caught in traffic leaving Boston, or on the approaches to the Champlain Bridge across the St Lawrence River. Montreal is undergoing a massive retrofit of its crumbling network of roads and bridges and traffic can be a snarl. There are plenty of beautiful back roads as an option on that route. 

St-Armand, Quebec

St-Armand (Pigeon Hill) Quebec

Bakersfield, Vermont

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