The Wood Wife
Orb, May 2003, 14.95, 320 pp.
In the Arizona desert, award-winning, gin-pickled English poet Davis Cooper drowns in a dry gully. He leaves his house near Tucson and his papers to tyro poet Maggie Black though they never met, but clicked through correspondence. Maggie leaves California and her talented musician husband to move into her new home.
Maggie finds stanzas from unpublished poems and a gallery of paintings left by Co...