Breaking the news back home (Drive Day 53 minus 14 years)

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We are not Wipeout’s only family; and everyone who loves her needs to know she’s gone. Gary composes the email on my laptop and I will walk into town to send it from an internet café.




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Thirty years earlier my father had to write letters by hand. Humiliating, awkward letters asking family members to wire money to the embassy in Guatemala City. We were broke and the jeep needed a complete overhaul. I feel like my heart does too.

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

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