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Hegland, Jean

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1956-    ) US author whose Into the Forest (1996), which is set in the Northern California woodlands, attracted some attention for its moderately positive response to the challenges of life in a Post-Holocaust America. Treating high-technology civilization as a "fugue state", Hegland offers as a life-redeeming substitute the example of the Native Americans, who survived in California for millennia before their way of life was destroyed in a blink of time, and whose example her protagonists honour. [JC]

Jean Alma Hegland

born Pullman, Washington: November 1956


  • Into the Forest (Corvallis, Oregon: Oryx Books, 1996) [hb/Kristina Kennedy Daniels]


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