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The Garden of the Peacocks

Weller, Anthony

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ISBN 10: 1569247633 / ISBN 13: 9781569247631
Published by Marlowe & Company, New York, 1996
Used Condition: Very Good Hard Cover
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First edition, stated. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the half-title page: "To P-- and K-- / with all glory of the preacher I come from [??] / Anthony / 10 October 1996"; also signed by the author on the title page: "Anthony Weller." The author's debut novel. The book is unmarked; slight spine slant; corners sharp, spine ends bumped; crack in the binding between the half-title and title page; a half-dozen pages show some rippling from damp exposure. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $22.95); Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006471

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Title: The Garden of the Peacocks

Publisher: Marlowe & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Anthony Weller's debut, The Garden of the Peacocks, is an exquisite and intricate novel that ranges from Havana to New York, Barcelona, and the Bahamas. Spanning five decades, it follows a father and daughter haunted by artistic genius, exile and suicide. In the tradition of W. Somerset Maugham's The Moon and Sixpence and Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth, it illuminates unforgettably the sacrifices and deep contradictions behind great art - and the heavy price paid for immortal beauty by those around it.


This first novel might be called a portrait of the artist as a dead man; the famous Cuban sculptor Cristobal de la Torre has faked his own death so that he can continue his masterpiece, a labyrinth made of seashells, on a remote island in the Bahamas. Into this obsessive landscape wanders Esther Gautier, the daughter of de la Torre and his dead wife, who killed herself years before. Also present are an American photographer and a sardonic Bahamian foreman named Scully Moses. Weller relies heavily on metaphor and symbolism in this novel of artistic megalomania.

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