In TIVA, the compelling sequel to EYE, Tim Black continues the story of a Florida neighborhood marooned in prehistoric times by a recurrent hurricane whose eye is the vortex of a time tunnel.
Globalization in Rural Mexico
When the ever-intensifying global marketplace "modernizes" rural communities, who stands to gain? Can local residents most impacted by changes to their social fabric ever recover or even identify what has been lost?Frances Abrahamer Rothstein uses thirty years of sustained anthropological fieldwork in the rural Mexican community of San Cosme…
While the small community has resourcefully survived the last year by working together, dissension arises when the neighbors seek a reason for their predicament. Who, or what, has sent their neighborhood intact back 53,000 years? Soon, the neighborhood finds itself divided into two ideological camps.
One group seeks explanation in religion. Have they been saved by God? Was Tiva McFoley chosen for some greater purpose? Is she a new "Eve"?
Others are concerned that darker and more scientific forces may be at play. Are the neighbors merely guinea pigs in a science experiment conducted by some alien force? Was the mysterious hurricane a freak of nature, or the work of engineering—an intelligent design by a superior race of beings who can manipulate the past to speed up their own evolution? Will the neighborhood's very existence in the past speed up human evolution, or doom humanity to extinction? Will homo sapiens become a missing link to a superior species?
More importantly, however, is the one question both sides are asking: Will all of human history be erased by the birth of one strange child?