If Only We Could Drive Like This Forever Author:Elisabeth Harvor These six stories and the novella "The Age of Unreason" introduce readers to a familiar yet alien world in which people strive for happiness. With precarious and sometimes reckless attempts to balance family and love, the characters inhabit a vivid landscape where wit walks hand in hand with heartbreak. — In these stunning and intimate stories, i... more »n which adults struggle to become adult and children struggle to grow up, readers will find people for whom the voyage in the car is the perfect metaphor for the tension between their longing for safety and their desire to be free.
"There are few writers writing today who can equal Harvor's precision of language and subtlety of observation. Above all, I admire her work for its quality of intimacy, of surrender ?"
"Incandescent, utterly compelling ? [Harvor's stories] have the sureness and conviction of a first-rate original."
?The Gazette (Montreal)
"These are stories that insist on taking the reader inside to experience their complex climates, stories in which the tension is played upon not only by the characters but by the real weather, the landscape, the interiors of cars and houses ?"