CAN A MODERN WOMAN LEARN TO SURVIVE IN THE ICE-AGE?
Physics doctoral student Kathleen Whitby is a pathetic figure around campus. Completely focused on her research, she fears and actively avoids all social contact. Her difficult past has led to an extreme distrust of other people and the ingrained fear that her physical scarring would make it impossible to develop a relationship.
Kathleen’s quantum physics research guides her development of mathematical formulas and leads to the conclusion that time-travel is possible. Her discovery inexorably sets off a horrifying series of events that results in her temporal displacement into the Pleistocene. She translates into the time of the Younger Dryas – a period where the global temperature abruptly cools an average of ten degrees and causes the advance of glacial ice sheets.
She must now learn to survive in a hostile and cold wilderness. The ice-age environment forces her to confront her worst fear as she finds that trust in a handsome, primitive hunter becomes paramount in order to survive.
Can she overcome her fear? Will the harsh climate and fierce beasts of the Younger Dryas force her to ignite a carefully suppressed, internal fire, or will she be able to return to the safety of the present?