The Wood WifeFairy Tales
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On Sale: 05/02/2003
ISBN: 9780765302939320 Pages
Leaving behind her fashionable West Coast life, Maggie Black comes to the Southwestern desert to pursue her passion and her dream. Her mentor, the acclaimed poet Davis Cooper, has mysteriously died in the canyons east of Tucson, bequeathing her his estate and the mystery of his life--and death.
Maggie is astonish by the power of this harsh but beautiful land and captivated by the uncommon people who call it home--especially Fox, a man unlike any she has ever known, who understands the desert's special power.
As she reads Cooper's letters and learns the secrets of his life, Maggie comes face-to-face withe the wild, ancient spirits of the desert--and discovers the hidden power at its heart, a power that will take her on a journey like no other.
The hills call in a tongue
only the language-haunted hear,
and lead us back again
into the place where we have started.
-The Wood Wife, Davis Cooper
Praise for The Wood Wife
“Distinctive . . . A splendid desert fantasy that flows with its own eerie logic--arresting, evocative, and well-worked out.” —Kirkus Reviews (pointer review)
“This is a novel of muscle and tenderness, of sharp edges and great delights.” —Charles de Lint
“A wonderful, elegant fantasy--sensuous, fascinating, and eerily spiritual.” —Robert Holdstock