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Richard Powers on His New Novel, Orfeo, and the "Bioterrorist Bach"

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Richard Powers talks about his novel Orfeo, which tells the story of a composer's home microbiology lab, the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns, has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. He becomes fugitive after the police raid his home, and an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, referring to him as the "Bioterrorist Bach."

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Richard Powers

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