The Last Days of Ava Langdon



It S Been Twenty Years Since Ava Langdon Published Her Much Lauded Novel The Apple Pickers, But Today Could Very Well Be The Day Her Genius Is Finally Recognised Again Armed With A Freshly Completed Manuscript, A Yellow Cravat And A Machete, Ava Strides Out Into The World In The Hope Of Being Published And So The Adventure Begins Despite Being Dismissed As An Eccentric Or Worse By The World Around Her, And Battling Poverty And Age, Ava S Internal World Remains Vivid Her Purpose, Clear.Author Mark O Flynn First Learned About Legendary Blue Mountains Writer And Recluse Eve Langley When He Stumbled Across Her Abandoned Hut Outside The Small Town Of Leura Though He Moved On To Other Projects, Langley S Voice Stayed With Him Why Did She Change Her Name By Deed Poll To Oscar Wilde Why The Romantic Preoccupation With Her Past So Little Is Known Of Her Final Days O Flynn S Fascination With Her Life Eventually Led To The Creation Of The Irrepressible Ava Langdon.Rich In Wordplay And Colourful Anecdote, The Last Days Of Ava Langdon Is An Intimate, Witty And Soulful Conjuring Of A Once Great Artist In Her Final Days, Which Will Leave The Reader Questioning What Passion Would Sustain You If Everything Was LostThe Last Days of Ava Langdon

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Last Days of Ava Langdon
  • Mark O'Flynn
  • 26 February 2018
  • 0702254150

10 thoughts on “The Last Days of Ava Langdon

  1. says:

    This book is such a gem Ava is an unforgettable character Similarly to Mrs Dalloway, the novel follows a day in the life of elderly Ava Langdon, an eccentric hermit on the verge of publishing her next bestselling novel Known as a general menace to everyone in town possibly having something to do with the fact that she carries a machete and once chopped a library book in half with it, and that she enjoys crossdressing and pretending to be Oscar Wilde , Ava makes her own rules As the book pr This book is such a gem Ava is an unforgettable character Similarly to Mrs Dalloway, the novel foll...

  2. says:

    I was curious about this book after hearing the author speak at the Sydney Writers Festival 2016 I was intrigued by this fictional biography and how the author managed to paint a picture of the life of this writer by structuring the book as one day Great read, I could not put it down.

  3. says:

    he Last Days of Ava Langdon is an affectionate homage to the Australian author Eve Langley, 1904 1974 , but it s also an homage to eccentricity.In this generous and respectful fictionalisation of Langley s life, there s a boy who lives near Ava who taunts her each time he sees her He calls her a nut case That might also be the judgement of the Blue Mountains town where Ava lives in a hut on its outskirts, but author Mark O Flynn contests that perspective with a portrait of a rich inner life, he Last Days of Ava Langdon is an affectionate homage to the Australian author Eve Langley, 1904 1974 , but it s also an homage to eccentricity.In this generous and respectful fictionalisation of Langley s life, there s a boy who lives near Ava who taunts her each time he sees her He calls her a nut case That might also be the judgement of the Blue Mountains town where Ava lives in a hut o...

  4. says:

    This is a very unusual book based on the life of writer Eve Langly It only covers one day in her life but her whole life is encapsulated in the 24 hours that the novel is about Ava is a recluse, living in a hut in the bush near Katoomba She is obviously losing her mind and grasp on reality It is wel...

  5. says:

    Excellent and compulsive read Lovely sense of place and familiarity as we all spend the day with Ava Really ticked off that we sold a genuine pith hat in our pre move garage sale so, am off to get a pith ...

  6. says:

    The Last Days of Ava Langdon is based closely on the life of Eve Langley, whose 1942 novel The Pea Pickers is an Australian classic, though hardly anyone these days has read it I haven t As this piece on the Neglected Books blog will tell you Langley was a fascinating, troubled, iconoclastic soul who wrote as if her life depended on it but only ever had two books published in her lifetime She ended her life as a recluse in a tumbledown hut in the Blue Mou The Last Days of Ava Langdon is based closely on the life of Eve Langley, whose 1942 novel The Pea Pickers is an Australian classic, though h...

  7. says:

    Won this Through Goodreads First Read.This fictional biography is based on the last days of novelist Eve Langley Ava Langdon is an outcast living alone in a small hut near the woods She is a writer who wears men s clothes, like to carry a machete and live her life as an isolated eccentric.Mark has done an amazing job with this book This intriguing story is both touching and humorous Told from Ava s point of view as she goes about her day in her judgmental Katoomba town The book is divided i Won this Through Goodreads First Read.This fictional biography is based on the last days of novelist Eve Langley Ava Langdon is an outcast living alone in a small hut near the woods She is a writer who wears men s clothes, like to carry a machete...

  8. says:

    There is an aching beauty to the writing in this story a story full of warmth, humour and pathos It is a story that explores the acceptance, disdain and confusion of those who meet Ava and who are often unsure of how to react to her interact with her and, the flashe...

  9. says:

    Two things about this book really spoke to me firstly the location which is what made me pick it up in the first place The streets and towns of the setting are very familiar to me, because I live in the Blue Mountains But truly the intricate nature of the last day of Ava Langdon shines Observation...

  10. says:

    3.5 stars, round up to 4.

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