Eulba, a physicist and mathematician exploring modern theories on the universe, is equally immersed in the myths of the Mayan culture. She enjoys a unique romantic relationship with her boyfriend, Beloved. They are entangled in a relationship imbued with bliss, love, math, myth, and science, which remarkably, continues even after his ill-fated death. Through a series of life altering events, Eulba shuttles between myth and science, accepting the myths of the Maya, and finally entering the myth itself through an act of self-sacrifice at the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar. She comes to understand that myth and science mirror each other while representing the same reality from different vantage points. Nature remains the same while our beliefs and knowledge change. Eulba and Beloved's everlasting, unbounded love becomes an underlying powerful creative force that permeates everything, embracing both the Mayan myths and parallel universes.
Michele Duva earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at State University of New York at Binghamton, a Master of Business Administration at San Jose State University, and a Master of Science in Taxation at Golden Gate University. Michele works and lives in Northern California and has been cultivating a multidisciplinary career approach by working in different professions, happily mining different facets of what seem to be unlike gemstones of wisdom. Michele's first novel is titled Waiting for Dawn.