Chat transcript: Laura Flynn, author of Swallow the Ocean

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This is a chat transcript.

Author Laura Flynn appeared on MPR’s Midmorning today. Mental illness, seen through the eyes of a child:

Author Laura Flynn writes of her at times luminous, at times agonizing experiences growing up with a mother going gradually insane. Her new book is called “Swallow the Ocean.”

Flynn’s mother suffered from schizophrenia at a time when the disease was not as well known, and authorities were reluctant to split children from their mothers.

This is a chat transcript. You can hear the archived audio of Laura Flynn’s appearance on Midmorning here.

Julia Schrenkler
Interactive Producer
Minnesota Public Radio
American Public Media
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More: Laura Flynn’s Web site


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