Wall Street Journal reviews Orfeo

“Fiction Chronicle: The Staff of Life,” a review of Orfeo by Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2014.  The reviewer also notes that Orfeo is the first novel he has encountered “that incorporates Twitter in a smart and interesting way.”

WSJorfeoPowers reaffirms the magnetic attraction between music and the miracle of life…  Orfeo alternates between bittersweet memories of his past and the taut predicament of the present.  There’s a touching juxtaposition in these reflections, an evergreen excitement that sits alongside regret…  The raptures of music seem to invigorate [Powers], and there are extended passages…that are as fine as anything the author has written.

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