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RICHARD POWERS    Book Number: 82310    Product format: Paperback

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Independent said, 'This is the best novel about classical music that I have read since Thomas Mann's Dr. Faustus.' Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His amateur science lab, the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in the most surprising places, has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, he turns fugitive. As an Internet-fuelled hysteria erupts, Els, the 'Bioterrorist Bach' pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who have shaped his musical journey. Together they hatch a plan to turn this disastrous collision with state security into a work that will reawaken a nationwide audience to the glorious sounds and symphonies that lie hidden all around them. An inspiring and confounding and joyful novel. 369pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781782391647
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