Gates of Eden

Gates of Eden Gates of Eden tells the story of seven young rebels who unite with their compatriots to build the most powerful antiwar movement in American history Set against the turmoil of the Vietnam Era Gates c

  • Title: Gates of Eden
  • Author: Charles Degelman
  • ISBN: 9780983321637
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gates of Eden tells the story of seven young rebels who unite with their compatriots to build the most powerful antiwar movement in American history Set against the turmoil of the Vietnam Era, Gates charismatic characters transform hell no, we won t go into a fierce celebration of collective action, shared passions, and the pursuit of their own deeply personal dreams.

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    About “Charles Degelman

    • Charles Degelman

      Charles Degelman is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles Gates of Eden a 60s tale of resistance, rebellion, and love was recently published by Harvard Square Editions Gates won a Silver Medal from the 2012 Independent Publishers Book Awards.His latest novel, A Bowl Full of Nails was published by Harvard Square Editions, Feb 1, 2015 Nails was finalist in Barbara Kingsolver s Bellwether competition and recently garnered a Bronze Medal from the 2015 Independent Publishers Book Awards.Impressions of two trips to Cuba have been published in Cuba by Travelers Tales A longtime theater artist, Degelman co founded the Indecent Exposure Theater Company, a Los Angeles based theater company dedicated to creating original work for the stage.He teaches writing and media studies at California State University, Los AngelesARDS2015 Bronze Medalist, Fiction, Independent Publishers Book Awards2012 Silver Medalist, Fiction, Independent Publishers Book Awards2011 Finalist, American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition, sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola2011 Finalist, Cal State Media Arts Festival1999 Finalist, Bellwether Prize for Fiction, sponsored by Barbara Kingsolver1992 Diane Thomas Screenwriting Awards, UCLA Writers ProgramFinalist,

    630 thoughts on “Gates of Eden

    • Gates of Eden is, on one hand, an ode to the idealism and hope of the youth of the sixties and, on the other, a chronicle of their erosion as they splatter against the brick wall of reality. This character-driven novel provides an accurate depiction, actually a chronology, of the political and social unrest of that era, and the various groups of young activists who came together, believing earnestly that they could radically change the world. They focused on ending the Vietnam War and civil righ [...]

    • It is said that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there, but some of us were there and yet remember and Charles Degelman is one of those people. He remembers (and researched) well enough to write "Gates of Eden," a compelling tale of 7 lives intertwined during this tumultuous period. From Manhattan to Hanoi to Mississippi, his characters--recognizable though not stereotypes--do what our generation did: join SDS, the Marines, backwoods communes, alternative papers, Freedom Riders, and every o [...]

    • I really enjoyed Gates of Eden. It has an episodic structure that introduces us to several unrelated characters who come together in various ways later on. This structure works well for Degelman's story of people finding their way, for many reasons and from many places, into 1960s activism. The comic, merry-go-round pairings of the characters as they come together work in tension with the larger story of the unraveling of idealism. This tension gives Gates of Eden a strong forward movement and i [...]

    • Even though I grew up in the 60's I was still in high school so a lot of the antiwar movement went right over my head. I liked all the characters but it seemed like part way through the book we lost track of Eddie and Connie and I would have liked to hear more how that worked out. The character of Louis was also pretty much dropped after he had the fight with Connie.

    • Like Charles Degelman's characters, I was there for a thousand or so Sixties demonstrations and personal/political changes, and I can tell you, this novel feels very real. From the early hopes and ideals that somehow bloomed out of a crushing social order, through the many steps both towards and askew from liberating (as well as, sometimes, merely "liberating") ourselves, to a final commitment--whether to nonviolence and its struggle, or to personal love, or to a militance-at-any-cost--this book [...]

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