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The Land of Later On
THE LAND OF LATER ON (Amazon, Seattle, 2011)
"The Land of Later On
is wonderfully enticing and deeply, achingly moving. The charm is the
charm of those happy black-and-white movies of long ago with, for
example, Claude Rains as an angel—or the charm of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. The other well-earned relation is to Dante’s Divine Comedy
(in Mr. Weller’s book, Walt Whitman, rather than Virgil, is the guide).
It’s not a contradiction of these comparisons to say that the whole
book is the work of Mr. Weller’s inventive and generous mind. What would
any human want of an afterlife? To enjoy the surface of the earth. To
know what others have cherished—music, books, THINGS of all kinds—to
speak all human languages. Above all, to go on loving. But Mr. Weller’s
afterlife is neither simple nor easy; good decisions still depend on
courage and a passionate heart."
—John Casey, National Book Award-winner
THE GARDEN OF THE PEACOCKS (Marlowe & Co., New York, 1996)
“Passionate, mysterious, and magical, like its island setting. A wonderful debut.” — Paul Theroux, author of "The Mosquito Coast"
THE GARDEN OF THE PEACOCKS (Marlowe & Co., New York, 1997)
first novel that does not read like one. Anthony Weller is a musician, a
writer and an American explorer. In his writings he is at once
adventurous and musical: his words are an outpost of fiction in the
wild.Weller, the naturalist in the Caribbean, has learned, like a Pope
of the islands, that the proper study of mankind is man—and women too.
His novel is darkly wise and rudely enjoyable. It is the best of reads.” — G. Cabrera Infante, author of "Three Trapped Tigers"
DAYS AND NIGHTS ON THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD: CALCUTTA TO KHYBER (Marlowe & Co., New York, 1997)
perceptive, intelligent, and very funny, Anthony Weller is a superb
navigator through the tides of life and history in India and Pakistan.
His vivid eye, questing spirit and, above all, his graceful writing make
this extraordinary journey into both violence and serenity a reader’s
delight.” — Ronald Wright, author of "Stolen Continents"
DAYS AND NIGHTS ON THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD: CALCUTTA TO KHYBER (Marlowe & Co., New York, 1998)
“Stimulating and keenly observed.” — Shashi Tharoor, author of "The Great Indian Novel"
wonderful, lyrical writer, Weller takes things as they come and
delivers with thoughtfulness and style. Rich, engrossing detail. . . an
absorbing, mind-boggling read.” — Forbes
THE POLISH LOVER (Marlowe & Co., New York, 1997)
story of the Polish beauty is gripping, with overtones of the
mysterious. It reads very well: the scenes in the dense atmosphere of
late Communist-era Warsaw are excellent; the slow and then sudden
deterioration of the relationship are well handled, with surprise and
bitterness. The central character is wonderful. . . and of course the
jazz scenes, the recording in the obsolete Warsaw studio. The writing
about music is superb.” — Josef Skvorecky, author of "The Engineer of Human Souls"
Weller, being a jazz musician, understands the creating of the music
and the hazards of the life—and 'The Polish Lover' is filled with both.” — Herb Pomeroy (trumpet)
"Delightful... a gloriously strange novel, both whimsical and brooding." — People
Siege of Salt Cove' is an opera on the page, lyric and satiric and
finally erotic. Weller’s topic is politics amuck. But his larger theme
is siege and stalemate - and our group yearning for true contact with
each other.” — Mark Costello, author of "Big If"
delightful gathering of odd, irascible, eccentric, and often brilliant
voices. Together, they project an ingenious, darkly comic montage of
modern civilization on the microcosmic screen of Salt Cove,
Massachusetts. Weller is a wonderfully strange and eclectic collector of
shards, minutiae, systemic absurdities, insidious schemes. This book
may remind you of writers like Vonnegut, Irving, and Joseph Heller, but
Weller’s voices and vision are all his own.” — Brad Watson, author of "The Heaven of Mercury"