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Orfeo among nine fiction books chosen as the top of 2014 in “Pick of the Page-Turners,” by James Kidd, South China Morning Post,  December 20, 2014,

Avant-garde music, bio-terrorism, family dysfunction and the rise of Twitter: these are the threads Richard Powers weaves into a tapestry portraying the last half century of American history. Cerebral and emotional, the novel builds to a tender and unforgettable conclusion.

 

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Orfeo is picked as one of the year’s best by James Bradley, author and critic, describing it as a “virtuosic riff on terror, Twitter and classical music,” in “Authors and critics select their best books of the year,” by Stephen Romei, The Australian, December 20, 2014.

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Orfeo was one of 30 novels on the Booklist Editors’ Choice List for 2014, December 18, 2014.

Powers makes art that challenges rather than reassures, rendering life in a way that seems both familiar and alien.