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Books by Allen Wier
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Tehano
SMU Press, 2006
ISBN 978-0-8707-4506-5 | BUY


Blanco
LSU Press, 1978
Avon/Bard, 1980 | BUY

Also by Allen Wier
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Departing As Air | BUY
A Place for Outlaws | BUY
Things About to Disappear|
BUY

Links
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www.allenwier.com


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Praise for Tehano

Tehano is a rich, ambitious, satisfying novel.”
—Larry McMurtry

“Allen Wier has imagined a way to express an epic vision of the American experiment at its crossroads. From the antebellum era, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, African American freedmen and slaves, Native American warriors and their women, Confederate and Union veterans, immigrants, and citizens high and low who pitch up in Comanche territory in Texas. Wier breathes new life into representative American men and women in a style alive with realism, soaring with lyricism, and vibrant with humor. His understanding of the Native American and the African American experience is stunningly uncanny.”
—David Madden

“Allen Wier’s Tehano is a terrific novel, an epic tale of the Western frontier somewhat in the mode and length of Larry McMurty’s Lonesome Dove. In my judgment, in fact, it is superior to Lonesome Dove: better written, more smoothly plotted, more historically accurate. In Tehano, Mr. Wier weaves a complex tapestry, but he seems to do so effortlessly. The author’s lucid, flowing prose along with a handy list of dramatis personae allow the reader to transition easily from character to character. Tehano may well be the Great Texas Novel or as close to that abstraction as any writer has come.”
—Dallas Morning News

Praise for Blanco

“ . . . the book leaves us with one of fiction’s finest gifts, a sense that we have been shown, not images or imitations, but life itself, unfolding, growing, unpredictable and strange.”
—Garrett Epps, The New Republic

Praise for Departing As Air

“Wier is as deft with words as a crack masseur whose touch awakens our minds with consummate authority. This gorgeous novel evokes the Mexico of the 1950s . . . Wier’s images are so sharp they hurt.”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for A Place for Outlaws

“This is a large story of ‘risk, mystery, the dark side of things,’ but it is also the wholly credible account of some fallible, sometimes foolish people who come, beyond all regrets, to know ‘the peace that passeth understanding.’ The characters, especially the indomitable Julia, but indeed all of them, major and minor, male and female, are beautifully, profoundly realized. A Place for Outlaws is a major American novel by a major American novelist.”
—George Garrett


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