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'Ava Langdon is often not herself. Having fled her early life in New Zealand and endured the loss of her children, she now lives as a recluse in the Blue Mountains. Regarded by locals as a colourful eccentric, she dresses in men's clothes and fearlessly pursues her artistic path.

'All that matters to Ava is her writing. Words offer beauty and a sense of possibility when so much else has been lost. But can they offer her redemption in her last days?

'Poetic, poignant, and at times bitingly funny, The Last Days of Ava Langdon takes us into the mind of a true maverick.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    In memory of my father

    Tim O'Flynn

    1926-2015

  • Epigraph: It is absurd to say that the age of miracles is past. It has not yet begun. –Oscar Wilde, Letter from Paris, 1900

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Works about this Work

Heart-warming, Biting, Tragic, Funny: the Miles Franklin Shortlist Will Move You Jen Webb , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 6 September 2017;

'The 2017 Miles Franklin Award winner will be announced tonight, but I’m not taking bets on who it’s likely to be. Each shortlisted novel is by a first-time nominee. Each is of satisfyingly high literary quality and very different in voice, logic, focus and story.' (Introduction)

Ava and Eve Suzanne Falkiner , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 31)

— Review of The Last Days of Ava Langdon Mark O'Flynn 2016 single work novel
Delving into the Literary Recluse’s Domain Dominic Amerena , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of Wood Green Sean Rabin 2016 single work novel ; The Last Days of Ava Langdon Mark O'Flynn 2016 single work novel
Delving into the Literary Recluse’s Domain Dominic Amerena , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 25)

— Review of Wood Green Sean Rabin 2016 single work novel ; The Last Days of Ava Langdon Mark O'Flynn 2016 single work novel
Ava and Eve Suzanne Falkiner , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 383 2016; (p. 31)

— Review of The Last Days of Ava Langdon Mark O'Flynn 2016 single work novel
Heart-warming, Biting, Tragic, Funny: the Miles Franklin Shortlist Will Move You Jen Webb , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 6 September 2017;

'The 2017 Miles Franklin Award winner will be announced tonight, but I’m not taking bets on who it’s likely to be. Each shortlisted novel is by a first-time nominee. Each is of satisfyingly high literary quality and very different in voice, logic, focus and story.' (Introduction)

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