Poet / Novelist / Thinker

Journey Beyond 2012

Journey Beyond 2012

According to the Mayan calendar, Nostradamus and other prognosticators, December 21, 2012 was to usher in dramatic changes for the world – if the world did not end first. Piero Rivol’s visionary novel, Journey Beyond 2012, explores those predictions through the lives of three people: George, an engineer of international construction projects; his wife, Valeria; and Ryan, a financier, business partner and friend. In his review for ForeWord Clarion Review, critic Mark McLaughlin congratulates Piero for eschewing traditional “doomsday” storytelling, and applauds him for focusing instead on writing “not about the end of life on earth, but of its evolution to a higher plane.”

In the novel, as December 21, 2012 nears, each character imagines a different turning point. How they cope with what actually happens takes this engaging and memorable story to a fitting climax as it suggests an innovative direction for the new millennium.

Journey Beyond 2012 was published in 2012 by New Chapter Publisher.