Gates of Eden
Harvard Square Editions
Silver Medalist, Historical Fiction, 2012 Independent Publishers Book Awards Gates of Eden follows a handful of young rebels as they band together to create the most powerful antiwar movement in history. From their scattered beginnings through a surge to resistance, Gates' colorful characters invite us to join them as they transform “hell no, we won't go,” into a celebration of collective action, shared consciousness, sexual revolution, and the realization of their dreams.
Charles Degelman, is an award-winning author, performer, and producer living in Los Angeles. His recent novel, A Bowl Full of Nails, set in the counterculture of the 1970s, collected a Bronze Medal from the 2015 Independent Publishers Book Awards and was a finalist in the Bellwether Competition, sponsored by Barbara Kingsolver. His novel Gates of Eden, set during the anti-war movement of the 1960s, won an Independent Publishers book award, and his first screenplay, “FIFTY-SECOND STREET”, garnered an award from the Diane Thomas Competition, sponsored by UCLA and Dreamworks. His first novel, A Bowl Full of Nails, was a finalist in the Bellwether Competition, sponsored by Barbara Kingsolver. He is on the Faculty of California State University where he teaches writing in the Television, Film, and Media Studies/Communications Studies program.