"Charles Freeland employs narrative sequence as a mode of aspiring to innocence. Each of these deceptively direct prose pieces, `embracing that infinity', is replete with power to endure what finally endows the conscious mind with revelations disguised as moment. Freeland's wry humor, charged observations, sonorous lines (`Eulalie stands thigh deep in the river'), remind us of our privilege `just to catch the echo of it, the way children sometimes catch crayfish on the end of a sharpened stick.' One final word for Freeland: `Encore!'"
-- Sheila E. Murphy