Speaking in the voices of Lilith, Eve, and the Garden of Eve in dialogue with Adam, with God, and with each other, these poems are also in dialogue with the Torah, the Talmud, the Prophets, and The Alphabet of Ben Sira, as well as a range of social, historical, and cultural intertexts.
The setting: In the Garden of Eden just after Creation. The principal characters are Lilith and Eve, both the wives of Adam and the Garden of Eden, presented as a female voice. They tell the story of fall through their perspectives. The mood/tone of this book is sometimes angry, brooding, and melancholy, but hopeful.