Down to a Sunless Sea plunges the reader into uncomfortable situations and into the minds of troubled characters. Each selection is a different reading experience–poetic, journalistic, nostalgic, wryly humorous, and even macabre. An award winning essayist and historical novelist, Mathias B. Freese brings the weight of his twenty-five years as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist into play as he demonstrates a vivid understanding of –and compassion toward–the deviant and damaged.
“Mathias Freese is an inspired, talented writer, a sharp-eyed, honest observer, and a caring, compassionate human being. These qualities inform his dark, offbeat stories about life making these tales a poignant, precious pleasure to read.”—Rolf Gompertz, Author of TO LIFE! TO LOVE! In Poetry and Prose, a Spiritual memoir
“Freese’s characters are brief but hammering case studies. He can’t help but psychoanalyze the so-called least of us.”—David Herrle, founder and editor of SubtleTea.com
“Mathias B. Freese has the ability, without mawkishness or sentimentality, to delve into the darkest struggles of life.”—Tracy-Jane Newton, owner and editor, Alternative-Read.com