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    DescriptionSomewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening--until a band of gun-wielding terrorists breaks in through the air-conditioning vents and takes the entire party hostage. But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different countries and continents become compatriots.Without the demands of the world to shape their days, life on the inside becomes more beautiful than anything they had known before. At once riveting and impassioned, the narrative becomes a moving exploration of how people communicate when music is the only common language. Friendship, compassion, and the chance for great love lead the characters to forget the real danger that has been set in motion and cannot be stopped.Ann Patchett has written a novel that is as lyrical and profound as it is unforgettable. Bel Canto engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music that its characters discover. As a reader, you find yourself fervently wanting this captivity to continue forever, even though you know that real life waits on the other side of the garden wall. A virtuoso performance by one of our best and most important writers, Bel Canto is a novel to be cherished.


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    Title
    Bel Canto
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ann Patchett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 318
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060188733
    ISBN 10: 0060188731
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3566.A7756 B4 2001
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 34
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC027000
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperTorch
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    ""Bel Canto has all the qualities one has come to expect from a classic Ann Patchett novel: grace, beauty, elegance, and magic."-- Madison Smartt Bell