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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)
A 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 manand 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)
Intrepid, 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 readers 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"
A 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)
The 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"
Anthony Weller, being a jazz musician, understands the creating of the music and the hazards of the lifeand 'The Polish Lover' is filled with both. Herb Pomeroy (trumpet)
"Delightful... a gloriously strange novel, both whimsical and brooding." People
'The Siege of Salt Cove' is an opera on the page, lyric and satiric and finally erotic. Wellers 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"
What a 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 Wellers voices and vision are all his own. Brad Watson, author of "The Heaven of Mercury"