Esquire recommends Orfeo

Orfeo is featured in “This Month’s Really Fast Book Reviews,” Esquire, January 7, 2014.

Premise: Composer Peter Els goes on the run after police discover his home microbiology lab and suspect he’s a bioterrorist.

One-Sentence Review: Powers proves, once again, that he’s a master of the novel with Orfeo, an engrossing and expansive read that is just as much a profile of a creative, obsessive man as it is an escape narrative.

Memorable Line: “And in a way that Els could not quite dope out, the two nightmares infecting the panicked present — germs and jihadists — had somehow found their overlap in him.”

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