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Jorvik Press titles in development

    • Due out soon is Marion Dapsance’s new biography of the French exploratrice extraordinaire Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969). Celebrated in her native land as a major spiritual figure of the 20th century, a fearless adventurer, bringer of Buddhism to the West, erudite chronicler and author of over 40 books, she is little known in the U.S. Dapsance’s book delves deep into David-Néel’s writings to rediscover her real message. Far from adopting Buddhism, she is revealed as a staunch materialist, hostile to all forms of religion. We follow her journey from Catholic convert to Protestantism, to her obsession with late 19th century esotericism, and finally to nihilism and anarchism, before she invented her own belief system after decades in the Far East, which she called Buddhist Modernism. This story shows how her free-thinking independence is the true source of the myth of the intrepid journalist-orientalist, the “lamp of wisdom,” the “woman with soles of wind.”
    • A Shot Away, the third title in Pierre Ouellette’s trilogy of crime thrillers, is due out this fall. Set in the Bay Area at the dawn of the 1970s, the novel follows ex-cop James Stone through a dangerous maze of post-Vietnam PTSD, home-grown terrorism and international intrigue.