Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Richard Powers with Nancy Pearl
‘Orfeo’

Downstairs at Town Hall; Enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Richard Powers
Arts & Culture, Media Library

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Pearl_Nancy_courtesySusanDoupeContinuing his sustained exploration of the intersection of humanity and modern technology,  PEN, MacArthur, and National Book Award-winning novelist Richard Powers’ “Orpheus” is Peter Els, a musician and DIY genetic engineer fascinated with the beauty in all things. When his home lab is discovered by the FBI he becomes a fugitive from the law, and in his flight he reflects on influential forces in his life: his childhood, 9/11, his ex-wife… Margaret Atwood says, “If Powers were an American writer of the nineteenth century…he’d probably be the Herman Melville of Moby-Dick. His picture is that big.” Orfeo: A Novel ambitiously intertwines love of avant-garde music and the power of creation with forward-looking science and an enthralling journey into the central character’s past. Nancy Pearl will be there to guide Powers through the trajectory of, and inspiration behind, his new book.

Presented by: Town Hall and University Bookstore, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts.
Learn more: About Powers. About Pearl.

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  1. Yvonne Burgess
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if I’ll be smart enough for this novel!

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