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.
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.
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.
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
When a man visits an illegal pub in a dead zone of the city, it triggers a chain of events that forces a band of resistance fighters to rise up against a brutal state that uses Wellness as a means of oppression, punishing those who do not look after their health with death. With the man’s young daughter brainwashed into believing her father must die to protect society, can the fighters use the state’s weapons against them to infiltrate a heavily guarded ministry building in time to save him?
Deathcast is a dark and thrilling journey into a dystopian future from the collection No Way Home by L. A. Davenport.
A teenage girl desperate for reconciliation with her absent father; a homeless man building a home in an abandoned cottage; a brutal sexual predator grooming victims in online chat rooms. Three worlds on a collision course, with potentially devastating consequences. But will the truth about Lauren’s father come out before it’s too late?
Screen Grab is a disturbing and thought-provoking short story from the collection No Way Home by L. A. Davenport.