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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



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Brannin has lived in Chicago and Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carol Brannin (Johanson) was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. She now lives in Springfield, Illinois and has called that city her home after leaving Kansas City, although in the 1980's, she spent a considerable amount of time in Chicago.

Gene, the main character in the book, was a lifetime friend of the author. Her book, The Hero, the Protector, the Healer, and the Lover, is about his life. There was a movie made about his untimely, tragic death in 1987, titled "White Mile."

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