Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic is my forthcoming novel about a modern mystic called Zoe Popper. It follows the ups and downs of awakening, and explores the difficulties of the spiritual path in a post-modern world.
Addled is a love story for our cynical times, and includes everything from music and cookery to cleaning, Dionysus and dentistry.
But most of all, it is about Zen.
Addled takes you on the ultimate journey through the darkness of the post-modern psyche into madness and death, only to reveal the true meaning of hope in a joyous recognition of the truth about reality.
What would you risk for a glimpse of the ultimate reality?
Zoe Popper is haunted by otherworldly visions which come at the most inconvenient moments. People are starting to notice. She’s trying to keep it together, but madness runs in the family. What if she’s next?
When a mysterious gentleman in a pinstripe tells her she’s a mystic and offers to become her teacher, she is shocked. She doesn’t have a religious bone in her body. But encouraged by her friends, she overcomes her doubts and confronts her fears.
As her relationships are challenged, Zoe finds herself on a collision course with reality. But reality could be stranger than she thinks. Zoe must risk her sanity and her life, but will the prize be worth it? After all, what use is enlightenment if you can’t hold on to the people you love?
Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic is currently in pre-production.