Catherine and Richard Berg live a charmed life... until the day their car crashes in the midst of a tropical Florida forest. Lost and alone, they stumble upon a mysterious family of Native Americans who possess uncanny powers of perception. What happens next changes their lives forever.
"What would you do if you awoke one day and discovered that everything you experienced over the past ten months, never happened?
In Native Land: Lost in the Mystery of Time", Catherine's world is rocked in just such a way. Following a car crash deep in a Florida forest, in which she and her husband barrel into the outdoor living space of a quixotic family of Native Americans, Catherine is finally able to make sense of her life and the dark gaps in her memory. However, at the height of her happiness she wakes up to discover that she has been in a coma. Now, she must prove that what she experienced really did happen... but how?
Native Land is filled with color, passion, pain, and intrigue. It explores the darker side of her Southern upbringing, the couple's relationship, and it culminates in a festival in which she discovers the secret to recreating the life she thought she lost."
Richard stops to catch his breath. As he does, he grimaces and holds onto the left side of his chest. "What on earth are you doing? There's no boat out there! Have you gone mad?"
Catherine freezes in her tracks. As she tries to turn back, she missteps and almost goes under the murky depths. For the first time she realizes the danger she is in.
Embraced by pain and struggling to run, Richard shouts. "Catherine, get the hell out of there!" Catherine tries again but seems mired in the mud. She turns helplessly and extends her arms toward her husband.
Just as Richard reaches the water's edge the large snout of a gigantic alligator emerges from the water behind his beloved wife.; its lethal jaws are wide open. In an instant of sheer terror for both Catherine and Richard, they snap shut, ripping Catherine from her muddy prison. As he sees her being dragged away, like a madman, Richard lunges for his wife...