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Author Christy Hallberg discusses her novel, "Searching for Jimmy Page"

Author Christy Hallberg discusses her debut novel, "Searching for Jimmy Page" — a story of music and family, and the search of the meaning of their deep connection,

The novel Searching for Jimmy Page by author (and longtime Led Zeppelin fan) Christy Hallberg is the subject of this episode of the Goldmine Podcast. Hallberg discusses the basis for her debut novel and her ongoing love for all things Jimmy Page and his legendary band, Led Zeppelin. Certainly, Zeppelin fans will dig this novel (read synopsis below), but you don't have to be a Zep fan to enjoy the mystery of the book's story,

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Synopisis: Narrator Luna Kane is on a grief-fueled mission: Find elusive guitar god Jimmy Page and ask if he is her father. Luna packs her bags for the misty mountains and becomes a traveler of both time and space, walking a precarious line between personal growth and self-destruction on her pilgrimage from North Carolina to Page’s home(s) in England. Luna’s quest is as flawed as Quixote’s, yet she ultimately finds the answers–and family–she seeks.

SEARCHING FOR JIMMY PAGE by Christy Alexander Halberg is set in 1988 after the death of Luna’s great-grandfather propels teenage Luna to investigate her mother’s suicide years earlier. The identity of Luna’s father is a mystery. Single mom Claudia won’t say but hints it might be guitar wizard Jimmy Page. But Claudia battles mental illness, often locking herself in her bedroom and blasting the offbeat Zep deep track, “Four Sticks” on her stereo, much to her young daughter’s bewilderment and terror. One day Claudia retreats to her bedroom armed with her father’s old service revolver and doesn’t come out. Hallberg looks at the devastation of mental illness and suicide through the eyes of a child, a young adult, a parent, and even a grandparent, which minimizes some family transgressions while amplifying others.