Falling From The Moon
In the midst of Redwood Summer in 1990, a twenty-five-year-old visual artist, Sapphire Larson, sets out to resurrect the hippie father who vanished under a cloud of patchouli fifteen years earlier. Not only a peace activist, but a prophet and Hollywood actor, the mythic father of her childhood holds the key to her success as an adult – or so Sapphire believes.
Her journey takes her to the World Peace and Healing gathering. From tribal drumming at midnight to women’s healing circles by day, Sapphire ignores the lessons the universe is trying to teach her while she struggles to reconstruct her childhood by finding her father. She befriends a pregnant environmental activist from California’s lost coast whose own dreams of glory in the Redwood Forest are crumbling as her waistline is expanding.
Lurking in the shadows is Mole, the troubled young man Sapphire befriends ignoring her own instincts that Mole’s troubles run deep. Sapphire struggles to put the pieces of her life together as well as her newfound community. Along the way, mistakes are made, Ganja is smoked, food is served, prayers are made, and bread is baked.
About Karin E Zirk (San Diego, California Author)
Karin E. Zirk, Ph.D. is a mythologist, activist, and writer, whose first novel, Falling From The Moon was released in early 2020. She earned her doctorate in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where her dissertation focused on using mythic artifacts and journal writing to enhance well-being in family caregivers. She facilitates in-person and online workshops using mythic artifacts and creative expression to explore both individual and cultural challenges facing the world. Her collection of poetry, Notes from the Road, chronicled her years traveling the USA in a Volkswagen camper van. She is a longtime advocate for a Southern California creek and attends peace and healing gatherings. When not engaged in her passions, she works in Information Technology.