Orfeo in the top ten list of books published in January 2014 that librarians across the country love,  LibraryReads, January 2014. “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, Read More

Orfeo is one of the titles recommended in “Doctorow, Rowling, Murakami, and More: Books to Read in 2014,” in The Atlantic, December 30, 2013. When 70-year-old Peter Els’s dog dies, 911 responders arrive at his home and discover a room converted into an amateur biochemical engineering lab. Orfeo, National Book Award winner Powers’s novel inspired, Read More

Orfeo makes the list in “Turning the page: the year ahead in books: Irish writers, including a plethora of debut novelists, feature prominently in 2014’s literary line-up,” Irish Times, December 28, 2013.

Richard Powers’s new novel is slated for publication in January 2014. The National Book Award–winning author of The Echo Maker delivers his most emotionally charged novel to date, inspired by the myth of Orpheus.  “If Powers were an American writer of the nineteenth century…he’d probably be the Herman Melville of Moby-Dick. His picture is that big,”, Read More

“’Wonderfully Strange’ World of Richard Powers,” a review of Orfeo by Tim Peters, Publisher’s Weekly, December 6, 2013. In fact, it’s difficult to think of a contemporary novelist as well versed in science as Powers—and it’s difficult to think of a novelist as gifted at rendering the poetry of science, and the wonder of the scientific imagination,, Read More

Early buzz for Orfeo in “Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2014, Pt. 2: From Ishmael Beah to Richard Powers,” by Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal, July 8, 2013.