Anthony Wright's new book, Smoke Ghosts & Other Outré Tales, is a collection of 14 short stories inspired by Anthony's years of travel in Southeast Asia, Australia, Mexico, and Central America. These dark but humorous tales take the reader on exotic journeys, equipping them with both pathos and delight while experiencing this planet's wild cultural and environmental diversity.
"In an extremely imaginative and well-written collection of vignettes from travels to adventurous non-tourist destinations, Australian Anthony Wright has invoked Burroughs, Bowles, Dostoyevsky, Kerouac, and even to some degree Joyce as he searches out the sacred and profane of contemporary society. Every bit as depraved and supernatural as Jonathan Lethem's Fortress of Solitude, Wright's Smoke Ghosts exposes the soft, desperate underbelly of humanity."
-Tom Hibbard, American poet and politician
In 2012 Moon Willow Press also published Anthony's premiere novel, Infernal Drums, which is set in Mexico during the 1990s.
Infernal Drums takes the reader on a guided tour into the festering underworld of the drug war torn Mexico recent headlines have taught us all to fear. Anthony Wright knows his way around this seedy battlefield.
-William Hjortsberg, author/screenwriter of Falling Angel (Angel Heart) and Legend
Smoke Ghosts & Other Outré Tales is available at Amazon in print and on Kindle.
About the Author and Press
Anthony Wright was born in Melbourne, Australia, graduated in film production from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and traveled through 20 countries before settling in Mexico City in 1993. He worked as a journalist before returning to Melbourne in 2001, where he completed an education diploma at the University of Melbourne and began work as a teacher. He returned to Mexico City in 2008. His fiction, journalism, poetry and photography have been published in Australia, Canada, China, England, Mexico and the United States. He is married with two children.
Photography site: http://www.flickr.com/
Moon Willow Press is an independent press in Coquitlam, British Columbia, working to give back to the environment in order to offset materials used in publishing. Publisher Mary Woodbury has signed the Book Treatise on Environmentally Responsible Publishing and prints only recycled and forest-certified fiber; she donates a portion of profits to Eco-Libris: Plant a tree for every book you read.