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The Resource Orfeo, Richard Powers

Orfeo, Richard Powers

Label
Orfeo
Title
Orfeo
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab - the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to extract music from rich patterns beyond the ear's ability to hear - has come to the attention of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid on his house, Els flees and turns fugitive, waiting for the evidence to clear him and for the alarm surrounding his activities to blow over. But alarm turns to national hysteria, as the government promises a panicked nation that the 'Bioterrorist Bach' will be found and brought to trial. As Els feels the noose around him tighten, he embarks on a cross-country trip to visit, one last time, the people in his past who have most shaped his failed musical journey. And through the help of these people - his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime artistic collaborator - Els comes up with a plan to turn this disastrous collision with national security into one last, resonant, calamitous artwork that might reach an audience beyond his wildest dreams
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1957-
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Powers, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Music
  • Time travel
  • Composers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Orfeo, Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052741514
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782391623
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)876237140
Label
Orfeo, Richard Powers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052741514
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781782391623
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)876237140

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