Star-Tribune review of Orfeo

Review of Orfeo, by Harvey Freedenberg, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 11, 2014.

“Orfeo” is that rare novel truly deserving of the label “lyrical.” Powers’ gorgeous and deeply felt writing about music sent me back to Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and introduced me to Steve Reich’s “Proverb.” This is an ambitious work of broad scope and big ideas, like most of Powers’ fiction… Richard Powers offers a profound story whose delights are many and lasting.

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