1305 8th Avenue
San Francisco, California 94122

Set in 1970s San Francisco, Swallow the Ocean is a searing, beautifully written memoir of a childhood under siege and three young girls determined to survive.

Charismatic, beautiful Sally Flynn was the center of her daughters' imaginations, particularly Laura's. Without warning, life as they knew it changed as paranoid schizophrenia overtook Sally. Whether it was accusing Lauras father of trying to win her over to the side of satan, or buying only certain products that were evil-free, glimmers of her mothers future paranoia grew brighter as Lauras early years passed. In luminous prose, this memoir paints a most intimate portrait of what might have been a catastrophic childhood.

A native of San Francisco, Laura Flynn currently teaches writing at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband.

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