Ann Patchett - Bel Canto (2nd Hand Paperback)
Awarded both the Orange Prize for Fiction and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honour of the powerful businessman Mr. Hosokawa. Roxane 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 takes the entire party hostage.
But what begins as a panicked, life-threatening scenario slowly evolves into something quite different, a moment of great beauty, as terrorists and hostages forge unexpected bonds and people from different continents become compatriots, intimate friends, and lovers.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2001 (This Edition 2002 - 4th Estate)
- ISBN : 9781841155838
- SKU : B002431
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'The characters are beautifully drawn, Ann Patchett's writing is gorgeous, and some of the scenes are so vivid that it would make a wonderful film. I would heartily recommend this book to anyone who loves literary fiction.' - Goodreads Review.
' . . . poignant - and at times very funny.' - Google Review.
'A novel of love, opera, and terrorism set in South America.' - Bookmarks.
Ann Patchett is an American author. She received the 2002 PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction in the same year, for her novel Bel Canto. Patchett's other novels include The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, Run, State of Wonder, Commonwealth, and The Dutch House.
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