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Orfe By Cynthia Voigt,

  • Title: Orfe
  • Author: Cynthia Voigt
  • ISBN: 9780689848681
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Love stories aren t about how they end A chance meeting on a street corner with her childhood friend Orfe plunges Enny into the tough world of popular music As Orfe s business manager, Enny sees Orfe and her band, the three Graces, arrive at the brink of success and watches Orfe s dangerous obsession with Yuri.Yuri, with his black, tightly curled hair that hangs like Love stories aren t about how they end A chance meeting on a street corner with her childhood friend Orfe plunges Enny into the tough world of popular music As Orfe s business manager, Enny sees Orfe and her band, the three Graces, arrive at the brink of success and watches Orfe s dangerous obsession with Yuri.Yuri, with his black, tightly curled hair that hangs like the tendrils of grape vines Yuri, with his dark eyes that look right into yours as if he doesn t want to miss anything about you Yuri, with a problem that may be deeper and stronger than the love he and Orfe share Orfe s music has always been her salvation, but it may not be enough to save Yuri And without Yuri, what will become of Orfe herself
    Orfe Love stories aren t about how they end A chance meeting on a street corner with her childhood friend Orfe plunges Enny into the tough world of popular music As Orfe s business manager Enny sees Orfe

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    1. I was near obsessed with this book when I was about 16 If I remember it correctly, it s a pretty gritty and disturbing version of the Orpheus story.

    2. Orfe I recently read Orfe by Cynthia Voigt The main characters are Orfe and Yuri and Enny As Orfe s business manager, Enny sees Orfe and her band, three Graces, arrive at the brink of success and watches Orfe s dangerous obsession with Yuri The Conflict is Yuri, with his black, tightly curled hair that hangs like the tendrils of grape vines Yuri, with his dark eyes that look right into yours as if he doesn t want to miss anything about you Yuri, with problem that may be deeper and stronger than [...]

    3. Re read from a favorite author of my teenage years Didn t have the same magic but I can see how I would have enjoyed it as a 15 year old

    4. I didn t think I would like Orfe as much as I did It had gross moments The characters weren t perfect But they were real, raw characters who had love and hope and sorrow And it felt very right to genderbend Orpheus Eurydice set approximately in the 1970 s with rock bands and drug houses.It talked about music and Art, love and choice, beauty and horror the role of the Artist and music that burns the soul While I still prefer the Eurydice centric play titled, naturally, Euridyce by Sarah Ruhl as t [...]

    5. This is really a young adult novel, but it s one of the few books I can t bear to part with The first time I started it around the age of 13 , I found it too unsettling, but something later brought me back It s a modern day recasting of the tragic Orpheus myth with the genders of the 2 central characters reversed Brief, angular, and somewhat disturbing, I still find this book hauntingly beautiful, for all its superficial ugliness Love it or hate it I doubt many people fall between these extremes [...]

    6. The connection with the Orpheus myth and the story of Orfe seemed forced and made for an awkwardly told story A much better interpretation is the Brazilian film Black Orpheus which has a much richer characterization In the film I actually cared what happened to Orfeo but Orfe and Yuri are such poorly constructed, enigmatic characters that when they meet with their fated tragedies, I didn t care I was just relieved that the book was over.

    7. I came across this book and thought i would give it a read.I wasn t a huge fan of this book It felt too disjointed and I really didn t connect with the characters much Most of focus was spent on Orfe, not much is on Enny, who narrates the story While it does dive into the nitty and gritty bites of those trying to reach stardom, during that time period, it doesn t quite dive too deeply into the drugs aspect I felt Yuri s problem was only touched upon briefly and lightly.

    8. It was strange, and a little stream of consciousness in the beginning Deceptively deep and thoughtful Oh I did wonder about the name Orfe and thought of Orpheus But I didn t look it up until just now I hadn t made the connection of Yuri Eurydice, but now it s all clear.

    9. A very interesting book to be sure It brings the classic myth of Orpheus into a new light, a new time, a new place and it does so in a way that gives this story its own identity without ever letting go of its origins Wonderfully fluid and thoughtful.

    10. I first read this book many years ago, and was curious to see if it still stood the test It did Powerfully so A superbly written, deeply moving take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth Highly recommended.

    11. Bizarre and disgusting I don t know WHAT this book was trying to say but it definitely did not get the message across Yes it was beautifully written but it also made me question the state of the author s mental health.

    12. I don t remember a great deal of the middle of this book But her ability to throw up on cue and the random end of this book have stuck with me Mostly disatisfied with it, I have a weirdly nostalgic feeling for how sad it was.

    13. I ve read Orfe a number of times since its publication in the mid 1990s, and every time I do, I notice something new It s one of my favorite renditions of ancient myth for a young audience.

    14. I remember reading this as a teenager and loving it I see it s flaws now but it s still a beautiful, disturbing story that I d recommend my teenage self to read.

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