In this collection, Sangster, a Duluth writer by way of Scotland and Canada, explores close family relationships in poetry and prose, weaving a complex fabric of characters and ideas. The images in this fabric range from the carefully composed tableaus of the most ethereal and uplifting of historical religious art to the quickly captured snapshots of the gritty and realistic urban landscape. There are threads of humor and of horror, sensitivity and love, cruelty and coldness, but they are always knit together with an eye for the telling detail and the depth and complexity of character only achieved by fine writers. Hazel Sangester is one of these fine writers. This collection is the proof.
-Barry Hammond, author of Cold Front and other writings in over thirty literary magazines and anthologies in three countries