“Richard Powers’ ‘Orfeo’ explores art and surveillance in the information age: A retired composer wrongly becomes public enemy No. 1 in lightning speed in Richard Powers’ moving ‘Orfeo.'” A review by David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2014.
Powers integrates these bits of narrative deftly, like the interweaving of a million strands of DNA. Yet it is his portrayal of Els’ inner life that gives “Orfeo” its heft. … [a] magnificent and moving novel….