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Bel canto : a novel

Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0060188731 9780060188733 1841155829 9781841155821 1841155837 9781841155838 0060934417 9780060934415
OCLC Number: 45466121
Awards: Winner of PEN / Faulkner Award for Fiction 2002.
Winner of Orange Prize for Fiction 2002.
Winner of Orange Prize 2002.
Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2003.
Description: 318 p. ; 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', shortlisted for the Orange Prize.  Read more...

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'A beguiling mix of thriller, romantic comedy, and novel of ideas...Crisply written, immaculately plotted, and often very funny, it is that rarity - a literary novel you simply can't put down.' The Read more...

 
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