Monday, 14 December 2015

Double Down

Downward Facing Doug chronicles the adventures through childhood and the streets of L.A. & Belfast of Douglas Morgan.  Comprising of Lost Angeles, Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l] and three short stories from the recently released White Mexicans, Downward Facing Doug demonstrates author, David Louden’s, Bukowskian style prose, spit and spite dialogue and poetic lamentation of a world gone wrong.

For a limited time only, Downward Facing Doug will be on offer for 99c/99p (Tax may vary) making it a bonafide steal.  You can pick up your Kindle copies from [here] and [here].

Lost Angeles
Venice Books. Dec 1, 2012

Full time whiskey enthusiast Doug Morgan is on a downward spiral. Over the past two years the Irish man has played witness to the slow and steady decay of his life and he’s finally called time. Haunted by an unacknowledged pain Doug swaps the white collar nine to five of Belfast for one last charge into oblivion in the City of Angels. A scotch-soaked stranger in a strange land Doug befriends a series of like minded and self destructive vagabonds who, like him, are aiming for chaos. In a city that sees thousands of people per year come to be discovered why has one man come to get lost? 

Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l]
Venice Books. Nov 28, 2013

The sophomore follow-up to Lost Angeles is the semi-biographical tale of author David Louden's alter-ego Doug Morgan as he struggles to connect with his father Jack, his mother Ruth and the working class ideology of "a real job". 

From his early adventure filled days in Poleglass through to the alcohol induced haze of his early twenties Doug's life (much like the city) is one at conflict with itself. Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l] is filled with humour, sex, guilt and the shameful dream of a boy wanting to create more than a family of haunted heirs. 

White Mexicans
Venice Books. Jul 13, 2015

Too poor to escape Los Angeles, too weak to survive in it; Doug Morgan takes a job writing an Exploitation movie to pay the bills. Struggling with the pay-off between art and commerce he finds himself on the path to redemption, if he can scrape himself off rock bottom. 

Half novella, half short story compilation, White Mexicans is an American tale told in the Irish yarn tradition. Populated with Louden’s usual spit & spite dialogue, off-colour humour and poetic lamentation of a world gone wrong; his third outing is a mix of fable and low-life fiction.