Orfeo reviewed in Strange Horizons

Review of Orfeo by T. S. Miller, Strange Horizons, March 17, 2014.

Richard Powers’s new novel draws its inspiration and emotional power more from the history of Western music than the tale of Orpheus itself. Orfeo is far from a straight retelling of the myth in a new setting … Every era has produced its own ample crop of Orpheuses, but Orfeo may be just the slant retelling of the myth that we need in the early twenty-first century.

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