The Last Days Of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn

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 into five chapters, taking place at different times in the day. The layout of this book was perfect as it moves between memories, interactions and the different perspectives of the towns people Ava comes across during her daily travels.

Fictional biographies can sometimes get weighed down by history and facts. What Mark has done with this book is bring the warmth of Ava to the forefront and it really pays off. I couldn’t put this book down.

Beautiful, funny, touching and warm. The Last Days Of Ava Langdon is a must read.

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