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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
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.O92
LC item number
O74 2014
Literary form
novels
Label
Orfeo, Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781782391623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)868380204
Label
Orfeo, Richard Powers
Publication
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781782391623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)868380204

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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