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The Resource Orfeo, by Richard Powers

Orfeo, by Richard Powers

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Orfeo
Title
Orfeo
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by Richard Powers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab 14the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns 14has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive. As an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, Els 14the "Bioterrorist Bach" 14pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey. Through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, Els hatches a plan to turn this disastrous collision with the security state into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them
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Summary
Experimental music and genetic engineering? Heady stuff indeed, but what is most remarkable about this thought-provoking journey is how intensely it makes you feel about human creativity, experience, and the enigmatic fugitive Peter Els, whose flight from an uncomprehending world anchors the narrative. A perfect introduction to this brilliant but sometimes forbidding author. -- David Wright for LibraryReads
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10246769
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice
Target audience
adult
Label
Orfeo, by Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20162769
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
537 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410466907
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013046101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)8ocm63383540
Label
Orfeo, by Richard Powers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20162769
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
537 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410466907
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013046101
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)8ocm63383540

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