The unraveling of eighteen-year-old Luna Kane's haunted past begins in the winter of 1988, when her dying great-grandfather, a self-proclaimed faith healer, claims he hears phantom owls crying in the night. "Can you hear the music?" His words trigger Luna's repressed memory of her dead mother's obsession with Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin's legendary guitar wizard. Desperate to learn the truth about her mother's suicide, to tease fact from family lore in order to weave her own personal narrative, Luna embarks on a pilgrimage from her family's farm in the pines of eastern North Carolina to England, to search for the man whose music her mother held sacred, Jimmy Page.
Christy Alexander Hallberg teaches literature and writing online at East Carolina University. She serves as Senior Associate Editor of North Carolina Literary Review. Her short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and interviews have appeared in such journals as North Carolina Literary Review, storySouth, Main Street Rag, Fiction Southeast, Riggwelter, Deep South Magazine, Eclectica, Litro, STORGY Magazine, Entropy, and Concho River Review. Her flash story "Aperture" was chosen Story of the Month by Fiction Southeast for October 2020 and was selected by the editors of the annual Best Small Fictions anthology series for the 2021 edition. She lives near Asheville, NC.Author City: LEICESTER, NC USA