Orpheus Lost

Orpheus Lost

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Having escaped her southern hometown to study in Boston, mathematician Leela embarks on a consuming love affair with an Australian musician who is subsequently accused of participating in a terrorist attack on a subway, a situation that thrusts Leela into a dangerous underground world of kidnapping, torture, and despair.

Norton Pub
In this powerful and passionate new novel, Janette Turner Hospital tackles head-on questions of national security, art, terrorism, and love.
Leela is a mathematician who has escaped her Southern hometown to study in Boston. She meets an Australian musician, Mishka, and from the moment she first hears him play his music grips her; they quickly become lovers. Then one day Leela is picked up off the street and taken to an interrogation center somewhere outside the city. There has been an explosion in the subway; terrorism is suspected. The interrogator—an old childhood friend—now reveals to her that Mishka may not be all he seems. In this compelling reimagining of the Orpheus story, Leela travels into an underworld of kidnapping, torture, and despair in search of her lover. Janette Turner Hospital, whose works are "richly imbued with a highly lyrical and luminous quality" (San Diego Union-Tribune) again shows her genius, interweaving a literary thriller with a story of passion and the triumph of decency in confusing and dangerous times.

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Leela is a mathematician who has escaped her Southern hometown to study in Boston. She meets an Australian musician, Mishka, and from the moment she first hears him play his music grips her; they quickly become lovers. Then one day Leela is picked up offthe street and taken to an interrogation center somewhere outside the city. There has been an explosion in the subway; terrorism is suspected. The interrogator--an old childhood friend--now reveals to her that Mishka may not be all he seems.--From publisher's description.
Having escaped her southern hometown to study in Boston, mathematician Leela embarks on a consuming love affair with an Australian musician who is subsequently accused of participating in a terrorist attack on a subway, a situation that thrusts Leela into a dangerous underground world of kidnapping, torture, and despair. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 2007
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393065527
0393065529
Branch Call Number: FICTION HOSPITAL
Characteristics: 358 p.

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carol554
Oct 16, 2011

I find this story remains with me long afterward. It is magically beautiful. Hospital remains an under-rated author, but she is one of my favourites.

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bibliouncommon
Jun 19, 2008

I was looking forward to reading this book for a long time, and I am so glad I finally read it. It is intelligent prose about interesting, quirky, damaged people who have great difficulty moving around in the world.

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