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Bel canto : a novel

Bel canto : a novel

Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Somewhere 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Love stories
Miscellaneous fiction
Romance fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0060188731 9780060188733 0060934417 9780060934415 0060838728 9780060838720 9780061565311 0061565318 0061719862 9780061719868 9781841155821 1841155829
OCLC Number: 45466121
Awards: Pen/Faulkner Award, 2002.
Description: 318 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Ann Patchett.
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The poignant - and at times very funny - new novel from the author of THE MAGICIAN'S ASSISTANT, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. BEL CANTO features the intriguing combination of opera and  Read more...


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'Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction. Comparisons are tempting to the unabashed romanticism of Laurie Colwin, the eccentric characters of Anne Tyler, the enchantments of Alice Read more...

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