“Orfeo ponders philosophy and music in a socio-political thriller,” review by Gregg LaGambina, The A.V. Club, January 7, 2014.
Powers’Orfeo is one fantastically fun read. For one, it’s a thriller with a wanted man on the run, peppered with social and political critique, intrigue, near misses, and a hero to root for. … With Orfeo, Powers has strung together the largest, oldest ideas about being human and creating art. And somewhere inside the mess of living in this sped-up information age of impatient artlessness, he has found a kind of enduring harmony in spite of it all.