Driving To Detroit: Memoirs Of A Fast Woman Lesley Hazleton

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Driving To Detroit: Memoirs Of A Fast Woman  by  Lesley Hazleton

Driving To Detroit: Memoirs Of A Fast Woman by Lesley Hazleton
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Leaving her home in Seattle in midsummer to drive the long way round to the Detroit Auto Show in midwinter, Lesley Hazleton, embarks on a six-month journey to visit the holy places for cars -- where theyre raced, displayed, crashed, tested, andMoreLeaving her home in Seattle in midsummer to drive the long way round to the Detroit Auto Show in midwinter, Lesley Hazleton, embarks on a six-month journey to visit the holy places for cars -- where theyre raced, displayed, crashed, tested, and made -- as she seeks to understand our deep fascination with automobiles.A committed environmentalist in thrall to the internal combustion engine, she explores her own worship of speed during assaults on the landspeed record at the Bonneville salt flats- negotiates the famed off-road Rubicon Trail across the Sierras- and attends a crash conference in Albuquerque, where the cold fact that when metal and flesh collide, metal always wins sheds light on our erotic fascination with cars.

Halfway through her journey Hazletons father, the man who taught her to drive, dies suddenly, and her trip becomes an odyssey of grief and memory, a meditation on life and death that culminates in Hazletons own car crash on a snow-driven highway and her own confrontation with mortality.



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