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The Summer Before the Summer of Love The striking element in this collection of short fiction, The Summer Before the Summer of Love, is Marly Swick's ability to tell...The Summer Before the Summer of LoveShort Stories, Fiction The striking element in this collection of short fiction, The Summer Before the Summer of Love, is Marly Swick's ability to tell...1996-02-02
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The Summer Before the Summer of Love

Genre: Short Stories, Fiction; Author: Marly Swick

The striking element in this collection of short fiction, The Summer Before the Summer of Love, is Marly Swick’s ability to tell practically anybody’s story with a familiarity that renders the characters both sad and funny as they adjust to what life throws at them. Her subjects come in all shapes and sizes: a career-minded producer who has just taken a young surrogate mother into her home; a teenage girl coming to terms with her parents’ divorce at the height of the Beatles era; a dad in midlife crisis on an acid trip in Berkeley; a young man taking his 47-year-old mother for an abortion. Each piece is a little flight of reality, a slight glimpse into the hearts and minds of people on the road to understanding themselves, who may or may not ever get there.