Orfeo (Hardcover)

By Richard Powers

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393240825, 369pp.

Publication Date: January 20, 2014

February 2014 Indie Next List

“Orfeo is the kind of novel that creeps slowly into a reader's consciousness and makes a home there. A beautiful, cerebral book that's as concerned with the past and how the decisions made by protagonist Peter Els shaped his personal philosophies and relationships and how music played a role in it all, as it is with the very real present and how Peter's hobbyist interest in DNA makes him an accidental bioterrorism threat. Orfeo is an intelligent and incredibly moving portrait of the role of art in both one man's life and society as a whole. Stunning!”
— Lauren Wiser, Left Bank Books, Saint Louis, MO
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A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014'


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