Come on an intimate journey into the dark heart of pre-millennium London as we follow an eclectic cast of characters from all walks of life, linked only by coincidence and crossed paths, who shine a kaleidoscope light onto this truly global city. Meet awkward flatmates, pretentious designers, drunken bar flies, stiff executives, lazy office workers, struggling jewellery designers, ageing musicians and arguing couples; and fall into the twilight hours of the city as the ripples of drunken excess spread out until morning.
Stations of the Soul is a love letter to London and a breathtaking sweep across a day in the life of the city, from the collection No Way Home by L. A. Davenport.
L. A. Davenport is an Anglo-Irish author. He sometimes lives in the countryside, far away from urban distraction, but mostly he lives in the city. He enjoys long walks, typewriters and strong black coffee.
The ramblings of a man who thinks he’s seen an angel. A drunken commentary on a night out on the town. A goddess snatching a holidaymaker down to the underworld. A desperate husband seeking help for his dying wife. A man stuck down a manhole after his stag do. The tell-all story of the ups and downs of a global pop band. An appeal for help to His Satanic Majesty.
These are just a few of the eclectic cast of characters and diverse situations assembled by L. A. Davenport as he explores the meaning of life in the modern world and the frailties that we all have to face, all woven through with finely drawn observations and a strong sense of the absurd.
A teenage girl desperate for reconciliation with her absent father; a woman manipulated into thinking she is insane; a dystopian future where unhealthiness is punishable by death; the unrequited love of a shop assistant; an intimate journey into London’s kaleidoscope heart; the wedding dream of a dying solider far from home.
No Way Home is a new collection of thought-provoking, poignant and thrilling stories by L. A. Davenport, featuring Screen Grab, Deathcast, Stations of the Soul and three other brand-new stories.