Gerald Haslam

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Gerald Haslam

Gerald W. Haslam was born in Bakersfield, raised in Oildale in California's Great Central Valley, the setting of most of his books. Much of his writing, starting with a series of pieces for The Nation four decades ago, has sought to bring his native state's image more into line with its reality. He has particularly celebrated California's rural and small town areas, its poor and working class people of all colors, to explore the human condition. He wrote in the Introduction to Where Coyotes Howl and Wind Blows Free, "no matter what our color or sex, we have more uniting than separating us. What is most important is that we are all members of the human family."

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Grace period2006Cancer
In thought and action2011College teachers

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