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Orfeo

A Novel
Powers, Richard (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Composer Peter Els --the "Bioterrorist Bach" -- pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey and, through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, he hatches a plan to turn his disastrous collision with Homeland Security into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them.
Authors: Powers, Richard, 1957-
Title: Orfeo
a novel
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2014]
Edition: First Edition.
Characteristics: 369 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Composer Peter Els --the "Bioterrorist Bach" -- pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey and, through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, he hatches a plan to turn his disastrous collision with Homeland Security into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them.
Local Note: 6 9 15 16 17 18 29 35 37 53 57 60 74 80 97 118 127 133 138 148 152 172 173 175 182 193 198 203 210 211 216 222 226 228 243 244 245 260 264 276
ISBN: 0393240827
9780393240825
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Powers
Subject Headings: Composers Fiction. Time travel Fiction.
Genre/Form: Musical fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Composers
Time travel
LCCN: 2013031952
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Aug 12, 2014
  • Laphroaig rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This made little sense to me until the end, and I was more than a little put off by the self- indulgence of the esoteric, impenetrable musical descriptions. I expect more.

Jul 25, 2014
  • wbskinner rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book, only problem was I had to checkout all the music mentioned in the book.

Longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize

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