With Family Car Trouble, Gus Powell plays with the form of the novel, both as material object and as narrative vehicle for expressing interior life. The work records and reckons with the arrival of children, the departure of a father, and the maintenance of a difficult 1992 Volvo 940 station wagon.
A new classic of the Automotive Bereavement Parenting genre.
Gus Powell was born in New York City in 1974. His previous books include The Lonely Ones (J&L Books, 2015) and The Company of Strangers (J&L Books, 2003)
"Family. Car. Trouble. Three nouns. When doesn't trouble follow both family and car?
A tender series of pictures: I fell in love with everybody. Especially the car."
- Sally Mann