Xochiquetzal and Javier meet at a resort near Puerto Vallarta and begin a highly erotic love affair of 12 years, which extends beyond, into the Mayan Sixth World. There's a weaving of dreams as they meet crucial people on their travels: Ai from Tokyo, traveling the world to plant peace crystals in honor-and warning-of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Hank, a Hopi man who gives them vital and timely information on the Hopi prophecies; Don Francisco from Oaxaca/Chiapas, a Mayan shaman who brings the wisdom of the coming Mayan Sixth World; and Ari, an Israeli Commando whose family story brings the Jewish Holocaust to light passionately. Everyone eventually meets in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where Xochiquetzal and Javier live, and at an all night fiesta at a magical mansion, everyone's personal and collective wounds are revealed and healed.
Alma Luz Villanueva teaches in the MFA in creative writing program at Antioch University in Los Angeles. Her books of poetry include Bloodroot; Desire; Life Span; Mother, May I?; Planet, which won the Latin American Writers Poetry Prize; and Vida. Her novel, The Ultraviolet Sky, received the American Book Award and was listed in 500 Great Books by Women. Her second novel, Naked Ladies, won the PEN Oakland Fiction Award and was excerpted in Caliente: The Best Erotic Latin American Writing. Her third novel, Luna's California Poppies, was recently excerpted in the anthology Califlora. She lives in Los Angeles.