Lost somewhere on the tropical fringe…
… of the great Caribbean Basin lies the island of Poco Cabesa, a sun-drenched island that, for countless millennia, was of little or no interest to anyone with any sense of smell.
For even the most astute scholar, attempting to understand this unusual speck of rock in a lonely sea is a bit like walking in after the first fifteen minutes of the latest James Cameron epic with a jumbo bucket of popcorn in one hand and half a quart of soda in the other or sitting down with a fanatic for a binge viewing of “The Leftovers” — figuring out the plot will merely frustrate, but trying to keep track of the characters will drive you mad. However, the recent unsealing of the personal archives of the island’s one-time proprietor, Hiram Shlomo Klinkle, along with a recent oral history project by the Sons & Daughters of the Guano, have opened a vast trove of resources for historians.
Thanks to these new sources and other materials I found in a trash bin behind my uncle’s garage, I have prepared this thesis and humbly submit it for the committee’s consideration.
|The altar-cloth of one eon is the doormat of the next. — Mr. Twain|